Can taking too many photos of your child actually help find cancer?

This is amazing.

Can taking too many photos of your child actually help find cancer?

This is amazing.
  • Andrea Temarantz was like any typical mom with an adorable newborn, meaning she took large amount of photos of her new son.

  • In other news...this guy is always smiling. I can't get enough.

    Posted by Andrea Temarantz on Saturday, January 9, 2016
  • But as she took more and more photos of her second son Ryder, she started to notice something strange in the photos.

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    Posted by Andrea Temarantz on Sunday, January 24, 2016
  • After a checkup at her doctors she decided just to be safe, to ask the doctor about the strange glow in her child's eye.

  • She said that the Doctor looked into the left and right eye, then quietly stepped out of the room. Andrea said she knew that wasn't a good sign.

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  • The doctor came back into the room and referred her to a specialist in retinoblastoma, which is a rare form of eye cancer.

  • When they visited the specialist, he confirmed their worst fears; Ryder had cancer.

  • "Of course, I was crying," said Temarantz.

  • Retinoblastoma is a rare form of cancer typically found in children. The average age of diagnosis is about 1.5 years old, Dr. Jonathan Kim, director of the retinoblastoma program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

  • Ryder is doing great and currently asleep on me. The top photo is Ryder's right eye. No tumors were found! The bottom...

    Posted by Andrea Temarantz on Thursday, January 7, 2016
  • Between 200 to 300 children are diagnosed with retinoblastoma each year in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society.

  • Luckily Ryder was able to receive treatment, and is in the process of getting rid of the cancer.

  • So yesterday I got my mail and these 2 shirts were in there. I don't even know this lady. I can't believe I had never...

    Posted by Andrea Temarantz on Sunday, January 24, 2016
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  • The Temarantz's experience teaches a tough lesson, but one all parents can learn from. If you notice any abnormalities with your child, in or out of pictures, immediately ask your doctor about it.

  • Who knows? That insta pic could save your child's life.

Tamsyn Valentine is part of the content team at She graduated with a degree in communication with an emphasis in public relations and journalism.

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