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What is Alveolar soft part sarcoma?

What is Alveolar soft part sarcoma?

  • Alveolar soft part sarcoma: A rare slow-growing malignant connective tissue tumor. The tumors occur most frequently in the arms and legs. The deep soft tissue of the thigh, tongue, eye orbit, and head and neck regions are also common sites. Metastasis is frequent with lung and brain being most common metastatic sites. Symptoms are determined by the location, size and stage of the tumor.

Alveolar soft part sarcoma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Alveolar soft part sarcoma, or a subtype of Alveolar soft part sarcoma, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Alveolar soft part sarcoma: Introduction

Types of Alveolar soft part sarcoma:

Broader types of Alveolar soft part sarcoma:

What causes Alveolar soft part sarcoma?

Causes of Alveolar soft part sarcoma: see causes of Alveolar soft part sarcoma

What are the symptoms of Alveolar soft part sarcoma?

Symptoms of Alveolar soft part sarcoma: see symptoms of Alveolar soft part sarcoma

Onset of Alveolar soft part sarcoma: adolescence or early adulthood

Alveolar soft part sarcoma: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Alveolar soft part sarcoma.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Alveolar soft part sarcoma.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Alveolar soft part sarcoma: Oncologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Alveolar soft part sarcoma.
Treatments for Alveolar soft part sarcoma: see treatments for Alveolar soft part sarcoma
Research for Alveolar soft part sarcoma: see research for Alveolar soft part sarcoma

Name and Aliases of Alveolar soft part sarcoma

Main name of condition: Alveolar soft part sarcoma

Other names or spellings for Alveolar soft part sarcoma:

ASPS

ASPS
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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