This complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) information summary provides an overview of the use of Cannabis and its components as a treatment for people with cancer -related symptoms caused by the disease itself or its treatment.
This summary contains the following key information:
Cannabis has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years.
By federal law, the possession of Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is illegal in the United States; however, a growing number of states...
When retinoblastoma is in both eyes, the treatment for each eye may be different depending on the size of the tumor and whether it is expected that the eye can be saved.
Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with intraocular 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. Talk with your child's doctor about clinical trials that may be right for your child. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.
Treatment for extraocular retinoblastoma that has spread to the area around the eye may include the following:
Systemic chemotherapy and external-beam radiation therapy.
Systemic chemotherapy followed by surgery (enucleation). Radiation therapy and more chemotherapy may be given after surgery.
Treatment for extraocular retinoblastoma that has spread to the brain may include the following: