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Sarcoma’s often misdiagnosed or undiagnosed until it reaches late stages

Sarcoma, cancer of the connective tissue is quite rare (annual incidence of 10,000 in the US) and is often misdiagnosed or undiagnosed because of diagnosis difficulty. Sarcomas are often hidden deep in the body’s tissues and present with few symptoms until later stages. A man was misdiagnosed for a year before a correct diagnosis was reached. Treatment depends on the stage of the cancer.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Auburn Journal

Related Disease Topics:

  • Sarcoma
  • Cancer of the connective tissue

Article Source Details

About: Sarcoma’s often misdiagnosed or undiagnosed until it reaches late stages

Date: 7 November 2004

Source: Auburn Journal

Author: Susan Belknap

URL: http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2004/11/07/news/business/02survivor.txt

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