Cancers in the eye (intraocular cancers)
Two types of cancers can be found in the eye.
Primary intraocular cancers are cancers that start inside the eyeball. In adults, melanoma is the most common primary intraocular cancer, followed by primary intraocular lymphoma.
In children, retinoblastoma (a cancer arising from cells in the retina) is the most common primary intraocular cancer, and medulloepithelioma is the next most common (but it is extremely rare). These cancers are discussed in our separate document, Retinoblastoma.
Secondary intraocular cancers are cancers that started somewhere else and then spread to the eye. These are not truly “eye cancers,” but they are actually more common than primary intraocular cancers. The most common cancers that spread to the eye are breast and lung cancers. Most often these cancers spread to the part of the eyeball called the uvea. For more information on these types of cancers, refer to the specific American Cancer Society documents on these cancers.
I honestly never really knew you could get eye cancer. I have always known that it was important to have eye checkups each year, and to keep your eyes shielded from direct light, but was unaware that there was a such thing as eye cancer. It’s a sad thing that virtually every part of your body can be affected by cancer.
Isn’t it great that you can be stylish while protecting your eyes though?
Claudia Alan Inc was launched in 2003 with a mission to create “beautiful accessories that make a difference.” All programs under Claudia Alan incorporate an element of giving back to the community or the Environment.
- Beautiful Products
- Exceptional Customer Service
- Respect for People and the environment
Claudia Alan Inc.’s expertise lies in the creation and execution of specialty accessory programs. With a focus on eyewear, founder Carla D’Angelo brings over 20 years of marketing, importing and design experience together to create unique programs.
It really doesn’t get any more stylish than these! This collection offers quality materials, scratch and impact resistant lenses and the latest, plastic fashionable frames in optical styling. The pink ribbon embellishment is discreetly positioned on the side arm temple, encrusted with Czechoslovakian crystals. So you can do two things at once, keep your eyes healthy and help with finding a cure for cancer when you purchase a pair of glasses from the pink ribbon selection.
How Claudia Alan makes a difference:
Claudia Alan contributes $2 from the sale of the reading glasses that retail for $35.00 and a $1.00 from the $14.95 mini pocket reader to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation BC/Yukon Region.
Charitable proceeds from US sales are contributed to the Susan G Komen Puget Sound.
Claudia Alan is giving away a pair of Black Natasha sunglasses from the pink ribbon collection to one of my readers.
To enter visit Claudia Alan and tell me another item (besides the Natasha sunglasses) on their site that you like. You can enter daily.
For an extra entry you can:
1) Like Claudia Alan on Facebook (leave your Facebook ID) 1 extra entry
Open to US & Canadian Residents ages 18+, ends August 20, 2010 at 11:59 PM CST. Winner will be notified by email and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. By entering this giveaway you are stating that you have read my **Privacy/Rules statements and agree to them.
Disclosure of Material Connection: This post was written for no compensation for Claudia Alan who is providing the giveaway product.
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