It doesn't take much to inspire me to whip out a camera and start snapping photos of my loved ones. There is no need for a special occasion or a big holiday to capture fun family memories. But I recently learned that they can be so much more than that. Those cherished images can actually help your doctors diagnose a serious illness. Check out what to look for:
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A camera flash can actually reveal a tumor in your eye. That is what one mother learned after snapping a pic of her toddler that showed a white glint in the middle of his pupil. While most people thought it was caused by the light, she had a nagging suspicion it was something serious. So during her son's eye exam, she showed the ophthalmologist, who immediately suspected something. Turned out he had retinoblastoma, an eye cancer that is most common in children under age 5. Her son underwent surgery and has fortunately been cancer free since.