How to spot and treat retinoblastoma in children
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How to spot and treat retinoblastoma in children

Craig Blackwell Registered therapeutic radiographer and head of support, Childhood Eye Cancer Trust, London

A guide for detecting this rare form of childhood eye cancer and supporting those who have been affected by it

Retinoblastoma (Rb) is a rare childhood cancer that affects 40-50 children in the UK each year. It develops in the light-sensitive retinal cells at the back of the eye and can spread out across the eye if not treated promptly. Timely diagnosis is important for mortality and sight preservation, and symptom awareness a priority for Rb professionals.

Cancer Nursing Practice. 22, 2, 11-11. doi: 10.7748/cnp.22.2.11.s5

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