Finding Symptoms of Eye Cancer

Oncologist at the Moscow International Cancer Institute Darya Zvereva revealed symptoms of eye cancer.

In an interview with the Izvestia newspaper, the specialist points out that eye cancer can manifest itself in the form of long-term nodes and sores that cannot be treated.

She says: “Cancer of the eye is one of the rare types of cancer. Tumors of the eye are divided according to localization into tumors of adnexal organs – the inner mucous membrane of the eyelids and conjunctiva, and inside the eye – the iris, retina and orbital tumors. The most common of these are benign tumors and benign moles that cannot cause serious harm to health.”

According to the specialist, skin tumors such as basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma of the eyelid are rare. These tumors appear as nodules and sclerosis, forming a dry crust, and long-term non-healing ulcers, including bleeding ulcers. Therefore, if such symptoms appear, you should immediately consult a specialist doctor.

In addition, among malignant tumors of the eye, skin, conjunctival, corneal, lymphomas, as well as metastases of other cancers that have spread to the eye area can be noted.

She says: “The skin tumor usually appears as a brown bump with blurred borders. This lump may ulcerate and bleed. If it is in the area of ​​the conjunctiva and cornea, then an ophthalmologist should be involved in treatment along with a malignant tumor of the eye. Oncologist – genetic predisposition, as well as the influence of radiation, the sun, poor environmental conditions, HIV infection and the effects of toxic substances, including those contained in cosmetics.

And he adds: 20 years ago, the only treatment that was offered to the patient was the removal of the affected eye. But now things have changed, as it has become possible, thanks to great progress in the field of oncology, to treat eye cancer with preservation of vision and a decrease in the risk of recurrence.

Source: Izvestia newspaper.