It can be hereditary or sporadic,” said Dr Appaji, professor, pediatric oncology in Kidwai.
Most pediatric cancers are curable with proper treatment.
Along with eye tumours, other rare cancers that the hospitals sees in children include muscle tumour, bone tumour, liver tumour, tumour in testes and ovaries.
These combined comprise 25 to 30% of cancer cases in children at the institute.
Leukemia, brain tumours, cancer in lymph nodes, adrenal gland and kidneys, are more common among children they see, the doctor added.
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