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How common is intraocular melanoma?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

In general, intraocular melanoma is relatively rare-in the United States, only about 4.3 new cases are diagnosed for every million people. However, it's the most common type of eye cancer that affects adults. Intraocular melanoma is most common in Caucasian people over the age of 70. Talk to your doctor if you think you have symptoms of intraocular melanoma.

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