Saturday, 3 June 2017

Boxing superstar Amir Khan to sponsor treatment for boy with retinoblastoma

Boxing superstar Amir Khan has come to the rescue and is offering to pay for life-saving treatment for a seven-year-old Pakistani boy whose life is in danger from an enormous tumor suspected to be Retinoblastoma.
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Doctors in his own country said his disease was in stage four, and that he had just weeks to live without treatment.
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Retinoblastoma is a type of eye cancer that affects the retina. It may affect one or both eyes.
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A large number of patients with retinoblastoma (95%) have no previous family history, including those who have the bilateral hereditary form of the disease.
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Leukocoria (white pupillary reflex or cat's eye reflex) is the most common presenting sign in Rb.
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Treatment depends on the patient and how large the tumor is. Surgical modalities include enucleation, cryotherapy, photocoagulation and exenteration.
Medical modalities include:
External beam radiation therapy, Use of Radioactive isotope plaques and Chemotherapy.

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