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How is retinoblastoma diagnosed?

Retinoblastoma is usually diagnosed during a standard eye exam for children. Changes in the color of the pupil or uncoordinated eyes suggest that the cancer may be present. If doctors suspect retinoblastoma, they will usually not risk a biopsy. Instead, they will use a standard array of imaging tests: ultrasound, CT scan, or MRI. Sometimes blood and genetic testing is used. Other tests may be used to determine whether the cancer has spread.

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