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How rare is eye cancer in teens and young adults?

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Dr. Gene Wong
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Very very rare

Young adults rarely develop eye cancer.
Retinoblastoma a primary cancer of the eye is found in new born or young babies less than 5 years old. Other types of eye cancer including eye lid cancer, lacrimal gland cancer, sebaceous cell cancer are extremely rare and more so in young adults.

In brief: Very very rare

Young adults rarely develop eye cancer.
Retinoblastoma a primary cancer of the eye is found in new born or young babies less than 5 years old. Other types of eye cancer including eye lid cancer, lacrimal gland cancer, sebaceous cell cancer are extremely rare and more so in young adults.
Dr. Gene Wong
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Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology

In brief: Too general

There are so many different types of cancers, its too general to answer that question.
Babies can be born with certain cancers, like retinoblastoma. But you normally wouldn't see basal cell ca in teenagers, unless they were genetically prone to it.

In brief: Too general

There are so many different types of cancers, its too general to answer that question.
Babies can be born with certain cancers, like retinoblastoma. But you normally wouldn't see basal cell ca in teenagers, unless they were genetically prone to it.
Dr. Benjamin Chun
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