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Does retinoblastoma affect children differently than adults?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Retinoblastoma is a disease most often found in children. In fact, is it most often found in children under 2. Retinoblastomas are almost nonexistent in older children and adults. Retinoblastoma in children responds better to chemotherapy than many adult cancers; however, this very effectiveness means that cancer treatment increases the lifetime risk of cancer for survivors.

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