Retinoblastoma is a rare and fast growing type of eye cancer that affects babies and young children. Children with retinoblastoma can begin to lose their sight with the tumour impairing their vision. Around one child a week is diagnosed with retinoblastoma in the UK.

98% of children will survive retinoblastoma but more than half will lose an eye in order to stop the cancer spreading. Early diagnosis is vital to save a child’s eyes, sight and life.

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Dot - The uninvisible friend

Grown ups

Click on the pulsing Dot at the interactive points to reveal the facts behind the story

...my name is Alice!
My story might help you.

It's about my friend called Dot.
Do you know them too?

On Alfie's nose,

Dot was always with me wherever I was looking.

in my books,

and in my daddy's cooking.

One day mummy took my picture.
The flash was very bright.

Then when she saw it on her phone, something wasn't right.

My eye had lit up like a star - it never had before.
So mummy took me to the Doctor, to be very sure.

The Doctor looked into my eyes and said
"It's good you came!"

"Your eye just needs a little help - you won't see Dot again."

I was sad that Dot had gone, but it was good for me,

because if it had stayed I wouldn't be able to see.

Remember, just a check-up if you think there's something wrong,

could save a little life like mine — all those dots should be gone.