Retinoblastoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - General Information About Retinoblastoma
Retinoblastoma is usually diagnosed without a biopsy (removal of cells or tissues so they can be viewed under a microscope to check for signs of cancer).
Certain factors affect prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options.
The prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options depend on the following:
- The stage of the cancer.
- The age of the patient.
- How likely it is that vision can be saved in one or both eyes.
- The size and number of tumors.
- Whether the patient has glaucoma.
- Whether trilateral retinoblastoma occurs.
WebMD Public Information from the National Cancer Institute
September 04, 2014
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