A sign is something that can be observed and recognized by a doctor or healthcare professional (for example, a rash). A symptom is something that only the person experiencing it can feel and know (for example, pain or tiredness). Eye cancer may not cause any signs or symptoms in its early stages. It is often discovered during a routine eye examination. Symptoms appear once the tumour grows into surrounding tissues.
The signs and symptoms of eye cancer can also be caused by other health conditions. It is important to have any unusual symptoms checked by a doctor.
Signs and symptoms of eye cancer include:
Eye cancers usually don’t cause any pain.
Late signs and symptoms occur as the cancer grows larger or spreads to other parts of the body, including other organs.
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