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Childhood eye cancer can be cured with early diagnosis and prompt expert care.
90% of children are diagnosed because a parent sees a white glow in their eye. Most see this glow for months before realizing something is wrong with their child’s eye.
Though more than 96% of children are cured in developed countries, many lose one eye to protect their life and some have both eyes surgically removed to prevent cancer spreading to other parts of their body. Most children whose eyes are saved have moderate to severe loss of vision that is irreversible.
90% of children with retinoblastoma live in developing countries and struggle to access specialist care. While children in developed countries generally receive great support and understanding from the public, these forgotten children suffer in silence and often die alone and in terrible pain. The distress they and their families endure is entirely preventable.
Globally, families affected by retinoblastoma experience emotional and financial distress long after treatment for the cancer has ended. Many survivors face a lifetime of challenges relating to their cancer and the affects of treatment.
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