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Is there such thing as eye cancer? Is it treatable?

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Dr. Michael Davis
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There are several types of eye cancer, some more treatable than others.
Children can get a certain type of cancer called retinoblastoma. A common type of cancer in adults is melanoma. There are also many types of benign eye cancers. If you are having vision problems or have been told you have an eye cancer, you should see a retina specialist, as many eye tumors affect the retina.

In brief: Yes

There are several types of eye cancer, some more treatable than others.
Children can get a certain type of cancer called retinoblastoma. A common type of cancer in adults is melanoma. There are also many types of benign eye cancers. If you are having vision problems or have been told you have an eye cancer, you should see a retina specialist, as many eye tumors affect the retina.
Dr. Michael Davis
Dr. Michael Davis
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Dr. Stanley Ostrow
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes.

In brief: Yes

Yes.
Dr. Stanley Ostrow
Dr. Stanley Ostrow
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Dr. John Jarstad
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes, Usually

Most eye cancers can be treated successfully.
There are some aggressive tumors such as choroidal malignant melanoma, retinoblastoma and rare metastatic tumors that travel to the choroid (the vascular area behind the retina) that require specialized, multi-disciplinary coordinated treatment at a university center. Your ophthalmologist can arrange a consult. Early treatment is key. Don't delay.

In brief: Yes, Usually

Most eye cancers can be treated successfully.
There are some aggressive tumors such as choroidal malignant melanoma, retinoblastoma and rare metastatic tumors that travel to the choroid (the vascular area behind the retina) that require specialized, multi-disciplinary coordinated treatment at a university center. Your ophthalmologist can arrange a consult. Early treatment is key. Don't delay.
Dr. John Jarstad
Dr. John Jarstad
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