eye cancer

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Cancer that forms in tissues of and around the eye. Some of the cancers that may affect the eye include melanoma (a rare cancer that begins in cells that make the pigment melanin in the eye), carcinoma (cancer that begins in tissues that cover structures in the eye), lymphoma (cancer that begins in immune system cells), and retinoblastoma (cancer that begins in the retina and usually occurs in children younger than 5 years).

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Anatomy of the eye, showing the outside and inside of the eye including the eyelid, pupil, sclera, iris, cornea, lens, ciliary body, retina, choroid, vitreous humor, and optic nerve. Anatomía del ojo; se muestra el exterior e interior del ojo con el párpado, la pupila, la esclerótica, el iris, la cornea, el lente, el cuerpo ciliar, la coroides, la retina, el humor vítreo y el nervio óptico.2005-10-24 Date last modified: 2007-09-28RetinoblastomaIntraocular (Uveal) Melanoma TreatmentRetinoblastomaMelanoma ocular uveal: Tratamiento