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Retinoblastoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Options for Retinoblastoma


Recurrent Retinoblastoma

If the cancer is small and in the eye only, treatment is usually local therapy, which may include the following:

  • Plaque radiotherapy.
  • Cryotherapy.
  • Thermotherapy.

If the cancer around the eye is large and the eye has been removed, treatment is usually the following:

  • Chemotherapy followed by radiation therapy.

If the cancer comes back outside of the eye, treatment will depend on many things and may be within a clinical trial, which may be the following:

  • Chemotherapy combined with high-dose chemotherapy and stem cell rescue with radiation therapy.

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with recurrent retinoblastoma. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.


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Last Updated: February 25, 2014
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