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Angiosarcoma: Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Angiosarcoma is available below.

Symptoms of Angiosarcoma

Treatments for Angiosarcoma

  • Response to treatment is usually poor unless the cancer is detected in the early stages. Treatment options include: surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy. Medications may be required to alleviate anemia, fatigue and pain
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Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Angiosarcoma?

Angiosarcoma: Complications

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Causes of Angiosarcoma

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Angiosarcoma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Angiosarcoma

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Angiosarcoma: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Angiosarcoma

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Angiosarcoma: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Angiosarcoma

Prognosis for 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.

Angiosarcoma: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of 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)

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More information about Angiosarcoma

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

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