Leiomyosarcoma: A rare soft tissue cancer that arises from smooth muscle cells which form the involuntary muscles. Smooth muscle cells can occur in the skin, uterus, stomach, intestine and blood vessel walls. The main location for these tumors is in the uterus, retroperitoneum, pelvis and large blood vessels such as the inferior vena cava. Symptoms depend on the size and location of the tumor.
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causes, and treatments of Leiomyosarcoma is available below.
Symptoms of Leiomyosarcoma
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Treatments for Leiomyosarcoma
- Surgery - with aim for complete excision with clear margins
- Radiotherapy -used as adjuvant therapy post operatively, especially for high grade sarcomas
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Causes of Leiomyosarcoma
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Leiomyosarcoma: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Prognosis for Leiomyosarcoma
Prognosis for Leiomyosarcoma:
recurrence and metastasis is possible; retroperitoneal tumors tend to be fatal
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Research about Leiomyosarcoma
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Clinical Trials for Leiomyosarcoma
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Definitions of Leiomyosarcoma:
Sarcoma of smooth muscle; occurs most often digestive tract or uterus or bladder or prostate
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
Leiomyosarcoma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Leiomyosarcoma, or a subtype of Leiomyosarcoma,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Leiomyosarcoma as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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