How your Camera-Phone Could Save your Child’s Life
Today we would like to share a short video with you about Retinoblastoma and how easy it is to check for Retinoblastoma by merely taking a photo of your child using a flash.
If their eyes show up red from the flash, this is normal but if there is a white spot in the pupil, it could be a sign of Retinoblastoma and you should have your child checked by a doctor.
Retinoblastoma is cancer of the retina. The retina is the light-sensitive lining at the back of the eye. Retinoblastoma causes the cells of the retina to grow rapidly and out of control.
Retinoblastoma may occur in one or both eyes, but rarely spreads to other parts of the body. Although it is the most common eye tumour in children, it is a rare childhood cancer and accounts for about 3-4% of childhood cancers.
See our article on Retinoblastoma for more information
Posted on 18 May, 2015, in Blog, Types of Cancer and tagged Child Cancer Awareness, childhood cancer, eye cancer, eye tumour, Little Fighters Cancer Trust, retina, Retinoblastoma, white pupil. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.