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Do adults ever get retinoblastoma?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Adults can get retinoblastoma, but this happens extremely infrequently. Only a few cases have ever been reported. New cases are likely to contribute medical knowledge for this rare condition. Nevertheless, parents whose child develops retinoblastoma are likely to be asked to undergo genetic screening.

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