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What are the chances of surviving retinoblastoma?

The chances of surviving retinoblastoma are relatively high, especially in places with fairly widespread access to medical technology. If the cancer is still in the eye, the person has a good chance of being cured. Prognosis depends on:

  • age and health of the person
  • place and size of the tumor
  • how far the cancer has spread
  • how the tumor responds
  • person's ability to tolerate treatment
  • advances in cancer treatment

Cancers that are treated early and aggressively will have a better survival rate. Follow-up care is also necessary because of the possibility of other cancers developing.

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