#LookSharpForRB with CHECT For RB Week (8th-14th May)

One child a week in the UK is diagnosed with retinoblastoma (Rb), a rare children’s eye cancer. This week, I’m joining @Chect_UK in encouraging parents to learn the signs and symptoms of Rb. Early detection is crucial so checking eyes really can save little lives. Visit @Chect_UK to learn what to look for and always #LookSharpForRb.

For RB week, CHECT have been aiming to raise awareness of childhood eye cancer. Their video on their Facebook page has been viewed thousands of times – you can view it below.

 

The girl in the video is Lavinia, who was diagnosed in November last year at the age of 8.5 months, when her mother noticed a squint and a white glow in Lavinia’s eye. Since she was diagnosed with Rb, Lavinia has had many rounds of chemotherapy. It is so important to raise awareness of the disease and how to spot it – 70% of children who develop eye cancer lose an eye so spotting it early is essential.

Please consider sharing the word. It is so so important to raise awareness. Thank you.

 

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