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Is retinoblastoma genetic?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
6 doctors agree
In brief: YES
There is a specific mutation that causes retinoblastomas in families (along with kidney cancer) called the von hippellindau's gene mutation.

In brief: YES
There is a specific mutation that causes retinoblastomas in families (along with kidney cancer) called the von hippellindau's gene mutation.
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Some are
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. The rb1 gene is associated with other cancers, most notably osteosarcoma, a type of bone cance.

In brief: Some are
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. The rb1 gene is associated with other cancers, most notably osteosarcoma, a type of bone cance.
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
In brief: Retinoblastoma
Retinoblastoma is genetic and can be inherited or sporadic (new mutation without hereditary basis).
See an eye doctor for further evaluation.

In brief: Retinoblastoma
Retinoblastoma is genetic and can be inherited or sporadic (new mutation without hereditary basis).
See an eye doctor for further evaluation.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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