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Retinoblastoma: how nurses can spot this eye cancer in children

Childhood Eye Cancer Trust head of support Craig Blackwood offers advice on detecting retinoblastoma and supporting people affected by this rare cancer

Childhood Eye Cancer Trust head of support Craig Blackwood offers advice on detecting retinoblastoma and supporting people affected by this rare cancer

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 is a priority for Rb professionals who should take every opportunity to get the information out there.

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