Category: <span>Eye Cancer</span>

Can You Get Eye Cancer?

Unfortunately, the short answer to this is yes. But fortunately, cancer of the eye, also known as ocular cancers, is rare. The American Cancer Society estimates just under 3500 new cases diagnosed in 2019 across the whole of the United States.

Cancer refers to a condition where abnormal cells grow and multiply in an uncontrolled manner. The proliferation and spread of these cells can damage and destroy healthy cells in the surrounding tissues, interfering with the normal function of vital organ systems in the body. When it comes to the eye, the majority of ocular cancers are considered secondary cancers, which means the malignant cells originated in another part of the body but then spread (or metastasized) to the eye. A primary ocular cancer is one that first began in the eye itself.
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Research & Publications

Factors that Affect Your Risk of Getting a Pterygium

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Can Kids Get Pterygia?

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The Link Between Pterygia and Melanoma

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