Our Approach To Retinoblastoma in Children

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What Sets Us Apart

At the Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, our oncologists, ophthalmic oncologists, radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists, anesthesiologists, and nurses work together to provide your child with the best care for retinoblastoma. This rare cancer of the eye mainly affects children ages two and younger.

Our doctors also perform genetic testing to determine whether the cancer is inherited, a factor that can help them decide how to manage it. Our team of specialists provides medical and emotional support during diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.

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Our experts provide the best care possible for children with conditions ranging from minor illnesses to complex, more serious conditions.Learn More

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We foster partnerships with patients and families, encouraging open, effective communication during the diagnosis, treatment, and recovery process.Learn More

Treatment at NYU Langone

Our doctors always try to save vision and the eye in children who have retinoblastoma. If the tumor is small enough, sight- and eye-saving treatments typically include focal therapy, which uses heat or freezing to destroy cancer cells, chemotherapy, or radiation. Very large retinoblastomas or eyes that are blind and painful may require surgery to remove the affected eye.

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