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

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 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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What causes eye cancer?

What causes eye cancer?

Unknown: The cause of most cancers is truly unknown although there are inciting factors like smoking. Cancer can occur in any dividing cell and the eye does have such cells. Cancer seems to be a mistake in cellular division. Cancer in the eye can come from this and also some cancers elsewhere can spread to the eye (metastasis). ...Read more

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What can lead to eye cancer?

What can lead to eye cancer?

Sun exposure...: The most common eye cancer would be a basal cell carcinoma of the eyelid. This is largely related to excess sun exposure. A rare cancer in the eye is a retinoblastoma which can develop due to a mutation on chromosome 13, called the rb1 gene. This cancer has a good cure rate if detected early. A melanoma is another form of cancer in the eye that frequently harbor gnaq/gna11 mutations. ...Read more

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How do people get eye cancer?

How do people get eye cancer?

Multiple steps: Any cancer, including eye cancer, is the result of multiple insults to the cells. Some of the insults may be inherited mutations, most are environmental injuries. The cumulative effect is to increase the proliferation of cells, non-response to usual regulation, ability to invade and metastasize. ...Read more

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What does eye cancer look like?

What does eye cancer look like?

Depends on site: The eye can get cancer on the outside which creates red and salmon colored patches and erosions that look angry (such as basal cell cancers on the lids). Cancers on the inside can only be seen by opthalmoscopic exam by your eye doctor. ...Read more

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How has eye cancer changed life?

How has eye cancer changed life?

Hard to say: Eye cancer that grows out of control causes death. Some eye cancers require that the eye be enucleated / removed. Retinoblastoma patients may have a cancer develop in each eye; one is generally removed, the other radiated to preserve vision. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Gold
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Eye Cancer (Definition)

Eye cancer is a layman term used to describe any ocular oncological issue. These incluse ocular melanoma, basal carcinoma etc. Cancers of the eye should be referred to ocular ...Read more