I had to stop and think about the odds of getting this particular type of cancer. 6 out of one million people will be diagnosed with this cancer in any given year. Canada has a population of almost 30 million.
Â 30 X 6= 180
About 180 people in Canada will be told they have ocular melanoma in the next 12 months.
Â In contrast you have one in a 14 million chance of winning the 6/49 lottery. You have a better chance of losing your vision, and eye, to this cancer than winning the lottery. I think I just stopped buying tickets! Of course the odds even out if you buy tickets for about 26 months. If life was fair, that is.