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    Retinoblastoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - General Information About Retinoblastoma

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    Retinoblastoma is usually diagnosed without a biopsy.

    Certain factors affect prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options.

    The prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options depend on the following:

    • Whether the tumor is in one or both eyes.
    • The size and number of tumors.
    • Whether the tumor has spread to the area around the eye, to the brain, or to other parts of the body.
    • The age of the patient.
    • How likely it is that vision can be saved in one or both eyes.
    • Whether a second type of cancer has formed.

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

    WebMD Public Information from the National Cancer Institute

    Last Updated: May 28, 2015
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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