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Liposarcoma

Liposarcoma: Introduction

Liposarcoma: A form of malignant mesenchymal tumour usually occurring in the thigh. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Liposarcoma is available below.

Symptoms of Liposarcoma

Treatments for Liposarcoma

  • Surgery - First line treatment for localized tumors
  • Chemotherapy - Usually used as an adjuvant to surgery, but role is unclear
  • Radiotherapy - May be used after surgery, especially with high grade sarcomas
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Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Liposarcoma?

Liposarcoma: Complications

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Causes of Liposarcoma

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Disease Topics Related To Liposarcoma

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Liposarcoma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Liposarcoma

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Liposarcoma: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Liposarcoma

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Liposarcoma: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Liposarcoma

Prognosis for Liposarcoma: The prognosis depends on the size, composition and location of the tumor. Metastasis is quite common.

Research about Liposarcoma

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Clinical Trials for Liposarcoma

The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Liposarcoma include:

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Liposarcoma: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Liposarcoma:

A malignant tumor that arises from adipose tissue (fat). Microscopically, it may contain a spectrum of neoplastic adipocytes (fat cells) ranging from lipoblasts to pleomorphic malignant adipocytes. According to the degree of differentiation, liposarcomas may be classified as well differentiated, dedifferentiated, pleomorphic, myxoid, and round cell liposarcomas. The metastatic potential is higher in less differentiated tumors. -- 2004 - (Source - Diseases Database)

Sarcoma of fat cells - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Liposarcoma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Liposarcoma, or a subtype of Liposarcoma, 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 Liposarcoma as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

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More information about Liposarcoma

  1. Liposarcoma: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
  9. Prognosis
 

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