Arizona mom detects son's eye cancer while looking at picture

An Arizona mother’s keen eye detected something might be amiss while studying photos she had taken of her infant son. Andrea Temarantz started seeing a glint in her son Ryder’s left eye caused by the flash of her cellphone, NY Daily News reported.

“I kind of chalked it up to my cellphone just being a crummy phone,” Temarantz told the Daily News. “It very well could have gotten so much bigger.”

The glint that Temarantz, 36, was actually seeing was caused by a rare cancer called retinoblastoma. Doctors confirmed Ryder’s diagnosis at his four-month check-up, and gave his parents two options: they could either remove his eye, or give him intravenous chemotherapy that may expose him to a greater risk of developing another cancer, the newspaper reported.

The family would later learn of a third option for Ryder, who also has Down syndrome. He could travel to New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for an intra-arterial chemotherapy session, which targets the affected blood vessel behind the eye through a 6-foot-long catheter entering through his groin. Patients undergo one session per month over a three month span, according to the report. Ryder is scheduled to undergo his second treatment in early February.

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