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What causes multiple retinoblastomas?

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Some children are born with the damaged gene in every cell of their body. These children are likely to have more than one tumor and to have them in both eyes. They also have a greater chance of getting other kinds of cancer. They can also pass the condition on to their own children.

From: What Is Retinoblastoma? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: "Retinoblastoma Treatment -- Patient Version."

American Cancer Society: "Retinoblastoma," "Signs and symptoms of retinoblastoma."

NCBI Bookshelf: "Retinoblastoma."

National Institutes of Health, "Retinoblastoma."

Mayo Clinic: "CT scan," "MRI," "Ultrasound."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on May 11, 2018

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: "Retinoblastoma Treatment -- Patient Version."

American Cancer Society: "Retinoblastoma," "Signs and symptoms of retinoblastoma."

NCBI Bookshelf: "Retinoblastoma."

National Institutes of Health, "Retinoblastoma."

Mayo Clinic: "CT scan," "MRI," "Ultrasound."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on May 11, 2018

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