Lymphedema is the build-up of fluid in soft body tissues when the lymph system is damaged or blocked.
Lymphedema occurs when the lymph system is damaged or blocked. Fluid builds up in soft body tissues and causes swelling. It is a common problem that may be caused by cancer and cancer treatment. Lymphedema usually affects an arm or leg, but it can also affect other parts of the body. Lymphedema can cause long-term physical, psychological, and social problems for patients.
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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: