Childhood Cancer Name: Retino-Blastoma
Childhood Cancer Localisation: Eye
Childhood Cancer Noticeable Symptoms: lazy eye , white reflection from the eye in flash photos
Childhood Cancer Diagnostic method: Dialated eye exam
Childhood CancerÂ Treatment: Chemotherapy (systemic & intra-arterial), Surgery
Retinoblastoma in a nutshell
This is the most common eye cancer in children.
Cancer advice fromÂ parents of children with cancer;
- St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is considered to be a world leader in research for this disease. Here is a link to an interactive presentation on Retinoblastoma.
- There is a new treatment developed in Japan (available also in Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York) which includes a direct chemo injection into the eyeball. This procedure, which is complicated to execute in little babies, improves the effect on the cancer cells while decrease the intra-arterial chemotherapy’sÂ side effects.