What are the racial predilections of choroidal melanoma?

Updated: Dec 12, 2018
  • Author: Enrique Garcia-Valenzuela, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Choroidal melanoma and other uveal melanomas most often affect whites of northern European descent. Incidence of choroidal melanoma among blacks is extremely rare. Hispanics and Asians are thought to have a small but intermediate risk compared to whites and blacks.


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