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Eye Cancer - A malignant growth or tumor that grows on the eye or in the ocular cavity. Eye cancers are classified according to their type and location. Eye cancer commonly occurs in the following locations: intraocular, conjunctival, orbital, and the eyelid.
Cancers that start inside the eyeball are called primary intraocular cancers. Although rare, the most common primary intraocular cancer found in adults is intraocular melanoma (also called uveal melanoma). Other types of eye cancers include the following: carcinoma (begins in tissues that cover eye structures), lymphoma (begins in immune system cells), and retinoblastoma (begins in retina cells and occurs most often in young children).
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