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What increases my risk for retinoblastoma?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Retinoblastoma primarily occurs in children younger than three. Approximately one third of retinoblastomas are inherited on the RB1 gene; these cases are usually detected before the baby's first birthday. Retinoblastoma is unlike most cancers in that it has not been linked to generally unhealthy behavior.

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