Did you know?
Infants can be screened in the womb for the genetic mutation that causes retinoblastoma. If they have the mutation, they can be seen by an ophthalmologist on the day they're born.
Cancer has caused us to focus on all the things we have to be thankful for and to actively seek them out.
Vickie Gibson Poe
MD Anderson is a member of the Retinoblastoma Center of Houston. This group brings together retinoblastoma experts from four leading medical institutions to provide retinoblastoma patients with the best possible care. All retinoblastoma patients at MD Anderson are cared for by the the Retinoblastoma Center of Houston team.
Patients who come to MD Anderson also benefit from our customized approach to care. A team of specially trained physicians follows your child throughout treatment, all the way to survivorship. They communicate closely with each other, and with you, to ensure comprehensive, personalized care. They are supported by full complement of health care professionals dedicated to your child's treatment, including nurses, physician assistants, therapists and others.
Children's Cancer Hospital offers clinical trials for innovative new treatments for retinoblastoma. Behind the scenes we are working on groundbreaking basic science research to change the future of pediatric cancer.
Treating the Whole Child
Children's Cancer Hospital is designed just for children, with a full range of services and amenities that help make the child and family's experience as comfortable as possible. We go beyond medical care to deliver a comprehensive experience that treats the whole child.
And at Children's Cancer Hospital, your child benefits from the resources and expertise of one of the nation's top cancer centers.
Understanding a disease is the first step toward finding the right care. Get the facts about retinoblastoma , including the different types, how it starts and who’s at risk.
Did You Know?
Through the Retinoblastoma Center of Houston, MD Anderson partners with three other leading institutions in Houston to treat retinoblastoma patients.
Blood tests, imaging exams and even surgical procedures are used to check for cancer. Learn what methods doctors use to diagnose retinoblastoma, as well as how they determine its stage.