What does the future hold for people with retinoblastoma?

More than 90 percent of children will survive more than five years after being diagnosed with retinoblastoma. After eye-saving treatment, the amount of vision that is left in the affected eye is highly variable, depending on the size and location of the tumor(s).

Patients with hereditary forms of retinoblastoma are more likely to develop other cancers over time. Therefore, close follow-up after treatment is important for these patients.

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