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What is Angiosarcoma?

What is Angiosarcoma?

  • Angiosarcoma: Angiosarcomas are a relatively rare type of malignant tumors that develop from blood vessel tissues. The cancer tends to occur mainly in the liver, skin, breasts and deep soft tissues. The cancer is prone to metastasis to the lymphatic system and is considered aggressive. Symptoms will vary depending on the location of the tumor.
  • Angiosarcoma: a rare malignant neoplasm arising from vascular tissue; usually occurs in the breast and skin and is believed to originate from the endothelial cells of blood vessels.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Angiosarcoma: Introduction

Types of Angiosarcoma:

Broader types of Angiosarcoma:

How serious is Angiosarcoma?

Prognosis of Angiosarcoma: Poor - the cancer is aggressive and is usually not diagnosed until it is in the later stages. Also, this type of cancer responds poorly to most traditional treatment therapies. Some reports indicate that most patients survive 1-2 years from the onset of the angiosarcoma and up to a third of patients may live up to 5 years from the onset.
Complications of Angiosarcoma: see complications of Angiosarcoma

What causes Angiosarcoma?

Causes of Angiosarcoma: see causes of Angiosarcoma

What are the symptoms of Angiosarcoma?

Symptoms of Angiosarcoma: see symptoms of Angiosarcoma

Complications of Angiosarcoma: see complications of Angiosarcoma

Angiosarcoma: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Angiosarcoma.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Angiosarcoma.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Angiosarcoma: see treatments for Angiosarcoma

Name of Angiosarcoma

Main name of condition: Angiosarcoma


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