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How common is retinoblastoma?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Retinoblastoma is quite uncommon. In the United States, there are a few hundred new cases each year. Of these almost all are in children under the age of six. Retinoblastoma represents only 4 percent of cancer cases in children younger than 15.

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