The Possibility Of Complete Recovery In Children Suffering From Retinoblastoma?
Good afternoon, r nMy 5-month-old child was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma but after being examined the cornea was in good condition it’s just that his eyes were illuminated by a flashlight like a cat’s eye, when birth was born with a normal BB …
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Retinoblastoma is a type of cancer that appears on the retina (eye membrane), where this cancer attacks the retina located in the back of the eyeball. The retina is the part of the eye that functions to send the captured light then it is sent to the brain so that the eye can see.
Retinoblastoma is a type of eye cancer that often occurs in children. And this cancer can attack one eye or both. Symptoms that occur in retinoblastoma include:
The presence of white color in the pupils (the black part of the eye) when exposed to light or this condition is called leukocoria.
Red eyes with swelling
Right and left eye movements are different, or out of alignment
Pupils are always wide open
The eyeball is enlarged and can be more prominent
To determine whether someone suffering from retinoblastoma requires a series of examinations carried out by an ophthalmologist. It also usually carried out additional examinations such as eye ultrasound, eye CT scan.
The cure rate will depend on the severity of retinoblastoma. Where the severity is distinguished by tumor area, cancer spread, cancer location. And therapy or treatment will be based on these findings. You should do the treatment or treatment that is recommended by the doctor for your baby. So that proper handling can be given.
Here are the stages of the development of retinoblastoma oada cancer cells:
Awa stage is intraocular retinoblastoma, cancer cells have not spread to tissue outside the eye.
Extralocular retinoblastoma, cancer cells have spread outside the eye or other body parts.
Recurrent retinoblastoma retinoblastoma that reappears in the eye or other body parts.
The cure rate will depend on the growth of the cancer itself, whether the growth is going fast or slow. It is also influenced by the child's response to treatment, the stage of the cancer. Advanced stages of retinoblastoma aka more difficult to handle, and if cancer cells have spread outside the eyeball, the recovery rate is also smaller. However, if retinoblastoma is found at an early stage or very early stage then the success rate of treatment will be higher. Therefore, discuss your baby's condition, including treatment options and cure rates with the doctor who has handled your child.
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