Eye Cancer

  • 1. Introduction to Eye Cancer
  • Executive Summary Eye cancer develops tumor formation in different parts of the eye. Cancer that forms in the eyeball is an intraocular (inside the eye) malignancy. Eye cancer is very rare, and it affects the outer parts of the eye, such as the eyelid, which are made up of muscles, skin and nerv...
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  • 2. Statistics of Eye Cancer
  • Executive Summary Eye cancer is diagnosed in people with uveal melanoma, which has remained the same for decades, while in people with conjunctival melanoma, have increased. White people are more likely to be diagnosed with eye melanoma than black people. The 5-year survival rate is 80% for peop...
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  • 4. Risk Factors of Eye Cancer
  • Executive Summary Risk factors influence the chance of developing cancer among individuals, but individuals with no risk factors also develop cancer. Some of the common risk factors that develop the risk of eye cancer include gender (both men and women), age (average age of diagnosis is 55), rac...
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  • 5. Preventions of Eye Cancer
  • Executive Summary Most of the causes of eye cancer are unknown, but still, preventive measures can be taken on same. Some of the preventive measures include limiting the exposure to intense sunlight, covering up with protective clothing and hats, using sunscreen, wearing UV-protected sunglasses ...
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  • 6. Symptoms of Eye Cancer
  • Executive Summary Eye cancer is diagnosed based on its symptoms. The signs and symptom of eye cancer experienced by the individuals help describe a medical problem. Some of the common symptom of eye cancer include seeing spots, floating objects or squiggly lines, having trouble seeing, seeing fl...
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  • 7. Diagnosis of Eye Cancer
  • Executive Summary Different tests are available for Eye cancer diagnosis development, depending on signs and symptoms, age and health status, types of tumor, and earlier medical tests. Physical examination, imaging tests, and biopsies are the diagnostic approaches for eye cancer diagnosis. Most ...
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  • 8. Stages and Grades of Eye cancer
  • Executive Summary The stages of eye cancer help determine the tumor’s location and metastasis. The staging system of eye cancer uses diagnostic tests. A TNM staging system is used to identify the different stages of eye cancer. There are four stages of eye cancer – stages I through IV (one t...
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  • 9. Treatment for Eye Cancer
  • Executive Summary Treatment recommendations depend upon the size, grade and type of tumor, metastasis, possible side effects, and patient’s preferences and overall health. The common treatment for eye cancer involves active surveillance, surgery (Iridectomy, Iridocyclectomy, Sclerouvectomy/end...
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  • 10. Clinical Trials of Eye Cancer
  • Executive Summary Clinical trials are considered a better method for treating eye cancer. The evaluation of new drugs, different combinations of treatments, new approaches to radiation therapy or surgery, and new therapies are integrated into clinical trials of eye cancer. New treatments with be...
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  • 11. Latest Research on Eye Cancer
  • Executive Summary Several research studies have been conducted to seek more information on eye cancer, related prevention methods, diagnostic process at the initial phase, and best treatment strategies. Targeted therapy for melanoma is being studied to review the proteins, genes, and other facto...
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  • 12. Coping up with Eye Cancer Treatment
  • Executive Summary Eye cancer treatments result in causing various side effects and alterations to the patient’s body. The results of treatment show variations among the patients. Sometimes the same treatment strategy used for a particular disease condition evolves with different effects. Hence...
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  • 13. Follow-up care for Eye Cancer
  • Executive Summary Follow-up care for eye cancer refers to the after-treatment protocols conducted by the healthcare team to look after recurrence, manage the side effects, and monitor the patients’ overall health. Both medical and physical examinations are included in the follow-up care of eye...
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  • 14. Survivorship for Eye Cancer
  • Executive Summary Survivorship begins immediately after the diagnosis of eye cancer. The patients under treatment and whose disease conditions are cured after the treatment are referred to as the cancer survivors. Survival is considered one of the most challenging aspects of eye cancer, as every...
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  • 15. Questions to ask your Doctor about Eye cancer
  • Questions to ask after a diagnosis about eye cancer  What type of eye cancer do I have?What is the position of the tumor?Is the tumor cancerous?What does a grade mean? And what is the grade of my tumor?Can you explain my pathology report?Should I get a second opinion?Does your practice include ...
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  • 16. Additional Resources for Eye cancer
  • Here are a few links to help you find more about cancer  https://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/eye-cancerhttps://www.cancer.org/cancer/eye-cancer/about.html ...