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Can eye cancer be prevented?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Since sunlight may be a cause of melanoma, protecting your eyes with special sunglasses might reduce risk. However, because not much is known about the underlying causes of eye cancer, thorough prevention is difficult. Exercise is known to reduce your risk of cancer generally. Little is known specifically about preventing ocular lymphoma.

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