retinoblastoma


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retinoblastoma

[‚ret·ən·ō·bla′stō·mə]
(medicine)
A malignant tumor of the sensory layer of the retina.
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CHECT aims to offer support for families and individuals affected by retinoblastoma, to raise awareness of signs and symptoms, and to help fund research.
In an eye with retinoblastoma, the pupil often appears white or pink.
2) Both hereditary retinoblastoma and cyclophosphamide have been identified as potential etiological factors.
Abby has urged parents who notice a white reflection or flash in their child's eye to see a doctor straight away as it could be a sign of retinoblastoma.
This week Zak joined a fundraising drive to raise cash for The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust during World Retinoblastoma Awareness Week, which takes place this week.
Data collected by the charity over a three-year period was released on Sunday (May 10) and showed that only 44% of children diagnosed with rare eye cancer, retinoblastoma (Rb), between 2012-2014 received an urgent referral when they presented to healthcare professionals.
Retinoblastoma is a rare eye cancer that usually develops during early childhood.
Every year 8,000 cases of retinoblastoma are detected worldwide, 1,000 of them in India alone.
About 40 to 50 children develop retinoblastoma each year in the UK.
Nicole was diagnosed with a rare eye cancer, retinoblastoma, as a baby, and had her left eye removed at just 12 weeks old.

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