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What is cancer of the eye?

What is cancer of the eye?

Please elaborate : Cancer is cancer and eyes are eyes. Cancer of the eye i assume is a cancer in any part of the eye. Why you are asking? What age is the pt? What part of the eye is of concern, the retina? ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What can cause cancer underneath the eye?

What can cause cancer underneath the eye?

Antral lesion: Under the eye can refer to region of lower lid or floor of orbit. Lower eyelid tumors are not that rare. Tumors under the globe are usually not metastatic occurring more commonly in the retroorbital region. When a tumor presents under the globe the maxillary sinus should be evaluated by scan anticipating that a lesion of the sinus can expand and rupture superiorly into the orbit. ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes cancer underneath the eye?

Please tell me what causes cancer underneath the eye?

Sun: We don't know what causes most cancers. We do, however, know that cancer of the lower eyelid is most associated with sun exposure. ...Read more

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If the eye cancer goes away and the eye does not clear up, what happens?

If the eye cancer goes away and the eye does not clear up, what happens?

More specifics.: This question requires more specifics. What type of eye cancer? Where is the cancer located, inside or outside of the eye? How was the cancer treated? What do you mean by the "eye not clearing up?" is an extternal or internal eye cancer still present or are you referring to residual post treatment inflammation? Please provide these specifics and i can better assist you. ...Read more

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How often does eye cancer require removing the eye? I understand that taking out the eye is the best way to be sure you've gotten all of the eye cancer, but is that always the best options? Are there certain types or sizes of tumors that are likely to res

How often does eye cancer require removing the eye? I understand that taking out the eye is the best way to be sure you've gotten all of the eye cancer, but is that always the best options? Are there certain types or sizes of tumors that are likely to res

There : There are many different treatments for eye cancers and eye removal or enucleation is reserved for cases where vision and eye sparing techniques cannot be used successfully. Treatment is based on the cancer type, extent, and vision status of the eye. Additional factors may include whether a patient can tolerate the treatments based on health status. Finally social issues may play a role, i.e. If multiple treatments are offered can a patient successfully go to all the appointments, etc. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for the eye cancer, melanoma?

What is the treatment for the eye cancer, melanoma?

Radiation or surgery: Eye melanoma, or ocular melanoma is treated by either removal of the entire eye, or by radiation to the eye. It really depends on the extent of the melanoma. This type of melanoma frequently spreads to the liver, so a ct or MRI of the liver should be obtained. I recommend seeing someone who specializes in this type of cancer due to its relative rarity and severity. ...Read more

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Arter a mole is removed, will it ever grow back or develop cancer that's not visible for the eye?

Arter a mole is removed, will it ever grow back or develop cancer that's not visible for the eye?

Possible: Possible but unlikely if it was completely removed and was totally benign. If not totally benign, requires close monitoring. ...Read more

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Can cancer be contracted through cancerous bodily fluids/tissue coming into contact with the eye or nose or mouth?

Can cancer be contracted through cancerous bodily fluids/tissue coming into contact with the eye or nose or mouth?

No: Cancer is an internal growth from abnormal cells or mutations. It cannot be spread like an infectious disease except for the human papilloma virus which you have hopefully been immunized against. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for eye cancer? I've been diagnosed with eye cancer, and my doctor recommends removing the eye. Are there any other options? What are their success rates? .

What are the treatment options for eye cancer? I've been diagnosed with eye cancer, and my doctor recommends removing the eye. Are there any other options? What are their success rates?

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It : It depends on the type and extent of the cancer. An additional consideration is your visual status in that eye and the unaffected eye. In general enucleation or removal of the eye is reserved for intraocular cancers that can not be reasonable treated with external beam or plaque radiation. The goal of surgery is to contain the cancer in the eye and ensure it does not spread elsewhere. ...Read more

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Does the eye, if exposed to viruses/bacteria/cancer fluids, have any protective mechanisms? Like the way one's immune system attacks viruses in blood?

Does the eye, if exposed to viruses/bacteria/cancer fluids, have any protective mechanisms? Like the way one's immune system attacks viruses in blood?

Yes: Tear has enzymes and antibody (iga class primarily) .Lysozymes etc to act against invaders. The constant flushing from tear flow also helps cleanse the eye surface. ...Read more

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How long can squamous cell cancer of the lower eyelid go untreated before it spreads to lymph glands or the eye itself ?

How long can squamous cell cancer of the lower eyelid go untreated before it spreads to lymph glands or the eye itself ?

Get it treated now: Every day that a cancer is neglected makes it more difficult to treat. If you have pressing business, you may wait a few weeks. ...Read more

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Doctor said I have skin cancer in the eye lid , after 4 surgerys .& freezing it's moving I have an open ulcer below my eye brow it's in the bone ?

Doctor said  I have skin cancer  in the eye lid , after 4 surgerys .& freezing 
it's moving I have an open ulcer below my eye brow it's in the bone  
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Likely Basal cell Ca: You have most likely basal cell carcinoma locally invasive , do not spread like melanoma squamous cell ca probably localized to skin only other wise you might have surgical excision. With this presumption don't worry it will heal. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as bilateral eye cancer?

Is there such a thing as bilateral eye cancer?

Rarely: Most eye cancers occur in one eye. Bilateral disease can be found in retinoblastoma in infancy as this is an inherited tumor commonly but not always present in both eyes. Adults get bilateral cancer in the eye in the rare instance of simultaneous metastatic cancer from another site like breast or lung. ...Read more

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Is there any such thing as eye cancer?

Is there any such thing as eye cancer?

Yes: Eye cancer can happen to any number of the eye layers from eyelids in the front to brain in the back. Also other cancers undergo metastasis to the eye and surrounding tissue. ...Read more

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I need to know if there is such a thing as eye cancer?

Yes: Two dangerous types of eye cancers are retinoblastoma and melanoma. Lymphoma is an other cancer that may affect the eye. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/eyecancer.html. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as eye cancer? Is it treatable?

Yes: There are several types of eye cancer, some more treatable than others. Children can get a certain type of cancer called retinoblastoma. A common type of cancer in adults is melanoma. There are also many types of benign eye cancers. If you are having vision problems or have been told you have an eye cancer, you should see a retina specialist, as many eye tumors affect the retina. ...Read more

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Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
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Eye Health (Definition)

Eye health involves the function and vision of the eye and all ...Read more