Ocular cancer

Eye cancers can be primary (starts within the eye) and metastatic cancer (spread to the eye from another organ). The two most common cancers that spread to the eye from another organ are breast cancer and lung cancer. Other less common sites of origin include the prostate, kidney, thyroid, skin, colon and blood or bone marrow. Eye cancer can affect all parts of the eye. The most common eyelid tumor is called basal cell carcinoma. This tumor can grow around the eye but rarely spreads to other parts of the body. Other types of common eyelid cancers include squamous carcinoma, sebaceous carcinoma and malignant melanoma. The most common orbital malignancy is orbital lymphoma. This tumor can be diagnosed by biopsy with histopathologic and immunohistochemical analysis. Most patients with orbital lymphoma can be offered chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

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OMIM ID NAME PROTEINS TYPE ALIASES ABBREVIATIONS PATHWAY(S) RELATED
259500 osteogenic sarcoma CHEK2 (CHK2), TP53 ocular cancer OSRC DNA damage response (DDR)

Last modification date: July 2, 2011