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Is retinoblastoma fatal?

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Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Treatable

Retinoblastoma is one of the most treatable malignancies of childhood.
The cure rate is 95 to 98% with currently available treatment.

In brief: Treatable

Retinoblastoma is one of the most treatable malignancies of childhood.
The cure rate is 95 to 98% with currently available treatment.
Dr. Steven Bowers
Dr. Steven Bowers
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Usually not!

Retinoblastoma is a cancer of the back of the eye.
It shows up during childhood, and can affect one or both eyes. About 1/4 of cases are due to an inherited gene (rb1). It is curable in over 90% of cases. Treatment involves radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery; sometimes it requires removal of the eye. It can recur so long-term surveillance is necessary even when it's cured.

In brief: Usually not!

Retinoblastoma is a cancer of the back of the eye.
It shows up during childhood, and can affect one or both eyes. About 1/4 of cases are due to an inherited gene (rb1). It is curable in over 90% of cases. Treatment involves radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery; sometimes it requires removal of the eye. It can recur so long-term surveillance is necessary even when it's cured.
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Violeta Radenovich
Ophthalmology - Pediatric

In brief: Yes

If is diagnosed to late with brain metastasis.

In brief: Yes

If is diagnosed to late with brain metastasis.
Dr. Violeta Radenovich
Dr. Violeta Radenovich
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