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Retinoblastoma

Glossary

retinoblastoma

Cancer that forms in the tissues of the retina (the light-sensitive layers of nerve tissue at the back of the eye). Retinoblastoma usually occurs in children younger than 5 years. It may be hereditary or nonhereditary (sporadic).

Last updated: 2014-09-17

Source: The National Cancer Institute's Dictionary of Cancer Terms (http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary)