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Eye cancers are also called ocular cancers. Ocular is the medical term for the eye

Updated: Friday, Aug 27,2010, 9:46:50 PM
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Melanoma of the eye

Melanoma originates in the eyeball is the most common type of eye cancer in adults. Your specialist may be called uveal melanoma or choroid. Doctors group also melanoma of the eyeball according to how the cancer cells look under a microscope. There are two types, spindle cell melanoma and non-spindle cell.

eye cancers in children
Retinoblastoma occurs almost always children under 5 years. Medulloepithelioma is a rare type of eye tumor usually found among young children.

Lymphoma of the eye
Lymphomas usually occur in lymph nodes. Very rarely, lymphoma begins inside the eyes. This is called an intraocular lymphoma. Intraocular lymphomas are always non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

secondary eye cancer
Sometimes, cancer can spread to the eye of another body part. Cancer that has spread to the eye is called a secondary cancer of the eye.

Cancers around the globe
Cancers can develop in the tissues around the eye. They are cancers of muscle, nerves and skin tissue.

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