About Eye Cancer

Lymphoma

Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system.  It can appear almost anywhere in the body, and may appear in the eye as a primary or secondary site.

There are two types of lymphoma – Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.  Intraocular lymphoma is almost always of the non-Hodgkin type.

Primary lymphoma of the eye can be found in the iris, choroid, ciliary body and sometimes the conjunctiva.

You may be referred to a specialist oncology centre as per the adult ocular oncology referral guidelines.  Here you may have a biopsy of your tumour and you may be offered treatment if this is suitable.

You will probably continue to be monitored by your local oncology team, who will coordinate any treatment you may need on other parts of your body, such as radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

You can find out more about lymphoma, and get support, by visiting the Lymphoma Association website.

If you would like support with dealing with vision or eye loss, please visit our support pages.

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