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Can retinoblastoma recur at a later stage?

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Dr. Indranil Ghosh

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Posted on Wed, 5 Apr 2017 in Cancer
Question: one of my friend age 34 yrs had a surgery for Retinoblastoma at the age of 3 yrs now he has no issues and his right eye has replaced with artificial eye, please help us with the prognosis and chances of recurrence and spread to other parts of the body and what are the future precautions to be taken
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh 24 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Now no risk of spread

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query.

Retinoblastoma treated at 3 yr age is not going to recur at 34 years or later. So for all practical purposes, it is cured. No further precautions are to be taken.

Hope this helps
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