Eye Cancer

By Emma Hays

History

Worlds oldest documented form of cancer from Egypt in 1600.

Scientists found a gene called GNAQ that was responsible for 45 precent of the cases of uveal melanoma ( Eye cancer)

Symptoms

Growing dark spots on the iris, sensation of flashlights, alteration in the shape of pupil, blurring, loss of vision.

Causes

Major cause is too much exposure to sunlight, or UV light. Also, HIV can trigger cancer most likely because of the effect of the virus on our immune system.

Can it be spread

Eye cancer is a genetic disease. Thats can be pasted on through generation and generations.

Treated/ Diagnosed/ How to prevent it

Treatments for eye cancer are 95% successful witch means that 95% of patients make a full recovery.