Cancer is always named for the place where it starts. So, when eye cancer spreads to the liver (or any other place), it’s still called eye cancer, said the American Cancer Society.
The site continued: “There are many different kinds of eye cancers, but the most common type of eye cancer is primary intraocular melanoma.
“Primary means the cancer started in the eye instead of spreading there from somewhere else.
“Intraocular means the cancer started inside the eyeball instead of in the muscle, nerves, or skin around eye.
“Melanoma means the cancer started in a kind of cell called a melanocyte.
“Primary intraocular melanoma usually starts in the middle layer of the eye, called the uvea.
“Melanoma can also start in other places of the eye, like the conjunctiva, which is a thin clear covering over the white part of the eye, and this is called conjunctival melanoma.”
Source: | Daily Express