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Can retinoblastoma be prevented?

Because retinoblastoma occurs so early in life, prevention is even more complicated than for other forms of cancer. People considering having children should talk to a genetic counselor about the risk of producing a baby with retinoblastoma. If there is hereditary risk of the disease, early screening can be highly effective in preventing the cancer from doing extreme damage.

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