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Are there long-term effects of retinoblastoma on my child's health?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Many

Retinoblastoma (rb) is a mostly inherited malignant tumor at birth or soon after arising from retinal cells.
It is treated with radiation, sometimes chemo and in a few cases eye removal. In the long run there can be secondary tumors from treatment, undetected metastases, lowered vision in many cases, and the risk of genetic transmission to your children. Your eyedoc can advise you.

In brief: Many

Retinoblastoma (rb) is a mostly inherited malignant tumor at birth or soon after arising from retinal cells.
It is treated with radiation, sometimes chemo and in a few cases eye removal. In the long run there can be secondary tumors from treatment, undetected metastases, lowered vision in many cases, and the risk of genetic transmission to your children. Your eyedoc can advise you.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics

In brief: Be prepared

Treatment of childhood cancer requires a very specialized approach, so does the care and follow up after treatment.
The earlier any problems, can be recognized , the more likely it is they can be treated effectively. Risk of late effects depends on a no. Of factors doses, age when tx started.Late effects -kdney, heart, lung, growth delay, changes in sex dev.Ability to have kids, dev.Of other second ca.

In brief: Be prepared

Treatment of childhood cancer requires a very specialized approach, so does the care and follow up after treatment.
The earlier any problems, can be recognized , the more likely it is they can be treated effectively. Risk of late effects depends on a no. Of factors doses, age when tx started.Late effects -kdney, heart, lung, growth delay, changes in sex dev.Ability to have kids, dev.Of other second ca.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Dr. Charlene Sojico
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