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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.
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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.
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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.
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