Can retinoblastoma be prevented?

It’s not possible to prevent nonheritable retinoblastoma.

If you or your partner had retinoblastoma as a child, you have a 50% chance of passing the condition to your children. If you have a family history of retinoblastoma or have the RB1 gene change, you may want to consider genetic testing before having children. Children with a family history of retinoblastoma should get regular eye exams starting at birth. It’s important to detect and diagnose retinoblastoma early. Early diagnosis can significantly improve the prognosis. Catching cancer early may prevent loss of vision.

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