Infant, family in fight of their live...

Infant, family in fight of their lives against rare eye cancer

There are 1 comment on the St. Petersburg Times story from Oct 3, 2008, titled Infant, family in fight of their lives against rare eye cancer. In it, St. Petersburg Times reports that:

The pediatrician didn't notice the tumor in Rowan Santos' eye. Even though, as an infant, she received eye exams and had regular checkups, no one saw the growing white mass that would soon take up about 70 ...

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Jennifer

Kapolei, HI

#1 Oct 21, 2008
I am a survivor of unilaterial retinoblastoma. I was dx age 6 which is very rare to be dx that late. I had my right eye removed. I am now 25 and I am so thankful that my parents decided to remove my eye rather than making me undergo the alternative treatments.My fake eye looks just like my real one, most people never notice. I have to say it was much harder on my parents than it has been for me. Children adjust very well.

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