These guides provide information on ocular melanoma testing, ocular melanoma diagnosis, ocular melanoma treatment, and ocular melanoma survivorship (the process of living with, through, and beyond cancer).
Topics include "Causes, Risk Factors, & Prevention," "Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Staging," "Treating Eye Cancer," and "After Treatment."
Topics include "Diagnosis," "Stages & Grades," "Treatment Options," "Latest Research," and "Questions to Ask the Doctor."
A 4-page printable format that provides testing, diagnosis, and treatment information.
Topics include "Primary Uveal Melanoma," "Metastatic Uveal Melanoma," "Conjunctival Melanoma," and "Living with Ocular Melanoma."
Topics include "Detection" and "Treatment and Management." (Also available in French.)
Topics include "Overview, "Treatment," and "Coping with Cancer." (Also available in Spanish.)
On this page, you will find links to these resources:
• Ocular Melanoma Guides
• Ocular Melanoma Genetic Testing
• Definitions for Cancer-Related Terms
• Diagnostic Tests and Procedures
"Test screens the gene expression profile of the uveal melanoma tumor. Specifically, it determines the unique activity of a set of 15 genes. [...] Test can tell you whether your eye tumor falls into one of three classes, identifying the statistical risk of metastasis over the next five years. [...] Results are being used to develop personalized monitoring plans based on a patient’s metastatic risk."
"Multiple methods of testing are used to detect specific genetic abnormalities in eye tumor cells (isodisomy, monosomy, and trisomy). [...] Genetic results indicate whether your chance of developing metastasis is high or low. Patients and their doctors can use this information to tailor their surveillance and treatment plans."
Drug Dictionary contains "technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer."
"If your ophthalmologist suspects that you have ocular melanoma, he or she may recommend more tests of the eye. These may include Ultrasound Examination of the Eye, Fluorescein Angiography, Fundus Autofluorescence, Optical Coherence Tomography, and Biopsy."
"Learn about the most common diagnostic tests [such as MRIs, Ultrasounds, Bone Scans, PET Scans, and CT Scans] and what to expect before, during, and after them."
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