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Camille A. Servodidio, R.N., M.P.H., C.R.N.O.
Lecturer in Ophthalmology Cornell University Medical College

Nursing Issues

  • It is okay to feel frightened and overwhelmed; it is a normal and common reaction to the diagnosis of cancer
  • You may find support by talking to other parents and children in the waiting room
  • Check with your local institution for support groups, one-on-one counseling, and newsletters. Many families have found these resources helpful
  • Children are remarkably adaptable. Your child may cope better than you!

Click chart to enlarge

This chart shows the examination schedule for children when one parent has retinoblastoma.

 A reference card explaining this and other important information may be available at your doctor's office.

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