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Authoritative information and practical advice from the nation's cancer experts about retinoblastoma, a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the retina, including intraocular, extraocular, and recurrent forms. Starting with the basics, and advancing to detailed patient-oriented and physician-quality information, this comprehensive compilation gives empowered patients, families, caregivers, nurses, and physicians the information they need to understand the diagnosis and treatment of this disease. In addition to disease-specific information, this ebook includes a glossary and information on the late effects of treatment for childhood cancer and pediatric supportive care. Retinoblastoma is sometimes caused by a gene mutation passed from the parent to the child. A child who has hereditary retinoblastoma is at risk for developing trilateral retinoblastoma and other cancers. Possible signs of retinoblastoma include "white pupil" and eye pain or redness. Tests that examine the retina are used to detect (find) and diagnose retinoblastoma.
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