Retinoblastoma: Resources for the Blind & Visually Impaired
Many organizations offer information and services for cancer survivors who are blind or visually impaired. Learn more about these resources below, which were compiled with support from the Leo Rosner Foundation.
Informational Resources Explore links to information and services for the blind and visually impaired, ranging from rehabilitation to general education about living with blindness or visual impairment.
Schools Learn more about educational programs and schools that accommodate blind or visually impaired students.
Camps Research camps for cancer survivors and for the blind or visually impaired.
Libraries, Art & Theater Get access to information about libraries as well as art and theater programs designed for the blind or visually impaired.
Sports Learn about athletic associations for the blind or visually impaired.
A term for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and can invade nearby tissues. Cancer cells can also spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph systems. There are several main types of cancer. Carcinoma is a cancer that begins in the skin or in tissues that line or cover internal organs. Sarcoma is a cancer that begins in bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels, or other connective or supportive tissue. Leukemia is a cancer that starts in blood-forming tissue such as the bone marrow, and causes large numbers of abnormal blood cells to be produced and enter the blood. Lymphoma and multiple myeloma are cancers that begin in the cells of the immune system. Central nervous system cancers are cancers that begin in the tissues of the brain and spinal cord. Also called malignancy.
Source: The National Cancer Institute's Dictionary of Cancer Terms (http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary)