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Welcome to World Eye Cancer Hope

Retinoblastoma is an aggressive eye cancer affecting babies and young children.  It kills over 7,000 youngsters each year, and blinds many more.

The most common early sign of childhood eye cancer is a white glow in the pupil of the affected eye.  The cancer is easy to diagnose and when found early, treatment is very effective.

Suffering and death is highest in developing countries, where most affected children live and timely access to specialist cancer care is limited.  In developed countries, survival is above 96%, but most children experience moderate to severe vision loss or complete blindness.  Globally, children, families and survivors experience significant emotional trauma.

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Baby with one white pupil and one red pupil

WE C Hope for all children with eye cancer, their families and survivors.

Increasing access to specialist care will bring the promise of life and sight to every child, and improved life-long health to survivors. This is our mission. We:

  • Educate the public and medical community about retinoblastoma to achieve early diagnosis and rapid referral to specialist care
  • Empower medical teams to deliver sustainable high quality evidence-based care for affected children and adult survivors.
  • Enable family support programs that reduce practical and emotional burdens and improve access to essential care

Latest News

Rati with her new eye during treatment in Canada.
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Rati's Hope-filled Legacy, Ten Years On

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Today we celebrate Rati, the beautiful, bright, bubbly butterfly who came so briefly into our lives, changed us all so dramatically and inspired the foundation of WE C Hope. Ultimately, expert care came too late and we could not save her life. Rati had plans of her own though. She taught us to see and hear and understand the needs of families like her own, and she challenged us to do something to help change their experience of retinoblastoma.
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter" - MLK Jr.
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On Rare Diseases Day - Top 10 Rarely Discussed Subjects in Retinoblastoma

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On Rare Diseases Day, we explore 10 complex, controversial topics in Rb care. While we continue to avoid them, children, families and survivors suffer.

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A baby has one red pupil and one white pupul - the classic early sign of eye cancer in children.

Know the Glow!

Learn about the early sign of childhood eye cancer – a white reflection in the pupil, seen in flash photos when red-eye reduction is not used.

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Regular updates of our work, inspiring stories and news of how you can give hope to those affected by childhood eye cancer around the world.

About WE C Hope

Meet Daisy and Rati, and learn how the gift of hope from one to the other created light from the darkness cancer brought to their lives.

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Extensive information about childhood eye cancer, from diagnosis and care to coping with treatment and the lifelong effects of this cancer.

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WE C Hope for all children through awareness, medical care, family support and research to improve evidence based care.

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There are so many ways you can help us bring hope of cure and better quality of life to children with eye cancer, families and survivors.

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