People who have a suppressed immune system, whether from birth or acquired over time, are at risk for development of primary intraocular lymphoma (PIOL).
Genetics is one factor that may contribute to certain cells becoming cancerous. DNA is the chemical in each of our cells that makes up our genes, the instructions for how our cells function. Some people with eye cancer may have inherited changes in their DNA that increase their risk for developing eye cancer. Generally, though, these DNA changes happen over a lifetime rather than being inherited before birth.
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