Children with eye cancer can avoid chemotherapy: Doctors
India has 30% of world’s total eye cancer patientsCFS launches first National Referral Centre for Ocular OncologyCurtain Raiser on International conference on Squint, Aesthetics and Ocular Oncology
New Delhi, March 22, 2013: In what could mark a paradigm shift in cancer treatment, doctors have said that children with eye cancer can safely escape the painful post surgery chemotherapy. Most of the retinoblastoma (eye cancer of retina) patients are very young children with the average age at diagnosis at 2 – about 1500 cases are reported every year. However more than 90% of patients are cured.
Doctors participating in a seminar on eye cancer, organized by leading eye care are hospital chain Centre for Sight (CFS), citing research said that that some children with low-risk retinoblastoma who are treated with …