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What cells is the eye cancer ocular melanoma made of?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

There are two primary cell types in ocular melanoma: spindle and epitheliod. Spindle cells are long and thin. Epitheliod cells are nearly round. If a tumor is mostly spindle cells, the prognosis for the cancer is much better. Epitheliod cells are more likely to spread to other parts of the body.

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