Welcome to World Eye Cancer Hope
Retinoblastoma is an aggressive eye cancer affecting babies and young children. It kills 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 treated early, is very curable.
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, cure is above 96%, but most children experience moderate, severe or complete vision loss. Globally, children, families and survivors experience significant emotional trauma.
WE C Hope for all children with eye cancer, families & 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