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Counseling

Counseling

Oncology social workers help you cope with the emotional and practical challenges of eye cancers. Contact us at 800‑813‑HOPE (4673) or info@cancercare.org.
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Financial assistance

Financial Assistance

Find resources and support to manage your financial concerns. Limited assistance from CancerCare® is available to eligible families for cancer-related costs.

Support groups

Support Groups

Connect with others in our free support groups led by oncology social workers.

We currently do not offer a eye cancers specific group. You may consider joining our general online support groups for people with cancer. Register now.

Community programs

Community Programs

If you live in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut, learn about and view the full calendar of our free community programs.

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Connect workshops

Connect Education Workshops

Listen in by telephone or online as leading experts in oncology provide up-to-date information about cancer-related issues in one-hour workshops. Podcasts are also available.

We currently do not offer a Eye Cancers specific workshop. You may be interested in these general-interest workshops:

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Ask CancerCare

Every month, featured experts answer your questions about coping with cancer. View all questions and answers.

Eye Cancers
  • Q.

    I have ocular melanoma and there is very little written about it. Do you have any websites or places you would recommend for more information?

    A.

    Melanomas begin in cells called melanocytes. Melanocytes produce the skin pigment called melanin which gives skin its color. While the majority of melanomas form on the skin, melanocytes are also present in other tissues of the body. When melanoma forms in the eye, it is know as ocular melanoma. Ocular melanoma is the most common form of eye cancer in adults, and accounts for five percent of all melanomas. It is estimated that every year 2,500 adults living in the United States will be diagnosed with ocular melanoma.

    The Ocular Melanoma Foundation provides information and offers a Patient Forum where people coping with ocular melanoma can connect with others.

    Other organizations that might also be helpful to you include:

    Finally, the National Cancer Institute offers up-to-date treatment information: Intraocular (Eye) Melanoma Treatment.

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