Eye Cancer. Definition

Medical Definition: Eye Cancer

Cancer that forms in tissues of the eye and around the eye. Some of these cancers that can affect the eye include melanoma (a rare cancer that begins in cells that produce the pigment melanin in the eye), carcinoma (cancer that begins in the tissues covering the structures of the eye) , lymphoma (cancer that begins in cells of the immune system) and retinoblastoma (cancer that begins in the retina that usually occurs in children under 5 years old).

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