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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My grandson is 9.he may have coats disease or retinoblastoma, Is there any treatment for this condition?
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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