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Treatment of the intra-ocular tumour in UM: does it matter?

Professor Ruben Belfort Neto, MD, PhD, talks about how the treatment of the primary tumour (in the eye) affects the development of metastatic disease (most often in the liver).

Treatment of the intra-ocular tumour in UM: does it matter?

 

In metastasis, cancer cells from the primary tumor, travel through the same vessels that blood and it's components are found, and form a new tumor in other organs or tissues of the body. 

In this video, Professor Ruben Belfort Neto explains why an adequate treatment of the tumour in the eye is crucial for proper disease management.