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What are the treatments for retinoblastoma?

What are the treatments for retinoblastoma?

Retinoblastoma: Since retinoblastoma can be a bilateral disorder the treatment varies with the findings when the diagnosis is made. A vitreoretinal specialist would be the person to discuss this with. ...Read more

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Retinoblastoma (Definition)

Retinoblastoma is a rare, curable cancer of the eye that features a white spot in the pupil, vision ...Read more


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What are the possible side effects of treatments for retinoblastoma?

What are the possible side effects of treatments for retinoblastoma?

Retinoblastoma: There are many treatment options for retinoblastoma. The treatment depends on the nature of the tumor and whether or not it has spread beyond the eye. For a good overview of treatment options and side effects, follow this link to the national eye institute: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/retinoblastoma/patient/page5. ...Read more

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My 14 month son finished his cancer treatments for retinoblastoma in july. I know delays are normal but how far until it's not normal?

My 14 month son finished his cancer treatments for retinoblastoma in july. I know delays are normal but how far until it's not normal?

Don't wait!: Yes, it's not unusual to have delays after such serious treatment, but i wouldn't wait around getting evaluation and treatment started asap.Infant and toddler brains are very flexible, dependent upon the right therapy and treatment getting started sooner rather than later.So get in touch with your local birth to 3 program for a free developmental assessment, and then start therapy as indicated now. ...Read more

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My grandson is 9.he may have coats disease or retinoblastoma, Is there any treatment for this condition?

My grandson is 9.he may have coats disease or retinoblastoma, Is there any treatment for this condition?

Eye disease: Treatment options vary depending on the extent of the lesions, age of the patient, and whether both eyes are involved. Treatment may involve any or a combination of the following: Cryotherapy, laser, chemotherapy and/or surgery (enucleation). ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my grandson is 9.He may have coats disease or retinoblastoma, is there any treatment for coat's?

Be concerned: Both diseases can affect your grandson's vision, and both can cause blindness. Coats disease has many treatments, but the effectiveness varies. Retinoblastoma is a serious cancer, and requires chemotherapy and radiation treatment and sometimes surgery, including removing the eye. I am referring your question to an ophthalmologist for more info. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my grandson is 9.he may have coats disease or retinoblastoma,is there any treatment for coat's?

What do you suggest if my grandson is 9.he may have coats disease or retinoblastoma,is there any treatment for coat's?

Limited treatments: Coat's is an extremely rare condition. There are are limited treatments ( laser & cryotherapy) as far as I am aware off ( but I am a pediatrician, not a pediatric ophthalmologist so I am not up to date on the latest therapy). If it is Coat's, I'd recommend you see a pediatric ophthalmologist that is an expert on this disease ...Read more

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Can you have retinoblastoma at age 13?

90% of cases: of retinoblastoma occur before the age of 5, with most occurring before the age of 2. The incidence declines steeply with increasing age, so retinoblastoma at age 13 would be exceedingly rare. ...Read more

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What is retinoblastoma?

Child eye cancer: Retinoblastoma is a malignant tumor of the retina which is seen in children. It currently has one of the highest cure rates of all childhood cancers 95-98%. It used to be treated by removal of the affected eye or radiation, but now more advanced eye sparing techniques are successful. ...Read more

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