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Glossary for Fibrosarcoma

  • Blood vessel symptoms: Symptoms affecting the blood vessels
  • Cancer: Abnormal overgrowth of body cells.
  • Connective tissue disorders: Any condition affecting connective tissues.
  • Exercise: The use of the human muscles to improve ones health
  • Fibroma: A tumour that is comprised mainly of fibrous connective tissue
  • Local swelling: The localized swelling of a body part
  • Neurofibroma: A benign tumor that originates from nerve cells. The tumors usually arise from nerves in the skin or just under the skin.
  • Pain: A feeling of suffering, agony, distress caused by the stimulation of pain fibres in the nervous system
  • Pathological fracture: The occurrence of a fracture a bone of the body caused by a disease state
  • Sarcoma: A malignant carcinoma that is located in connective tissue
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma: A rare type of cancerous tumor that originates in soft tissues of the body which includes muscles, nerves, tendons, blood vessels and fat. They can occur anywhere in the body and are often asymptomatic during the early stages and symptoms in the later stages depend on the location and size of the tumor.
  • Soft tissue tumors: Any tumor of the soft tissues (e.g. muscles, cartilage), including cancer and benign tumors.
  • Xeroderma pigmentosum, type 5: A rare genetic disorder where the enzyme that repairs DNA damage done by UV radiation is defective. It is characterized by sensitivity to sunlight, skin pigmentation and atrophy and actinic skin tumors. The different types of xeroderma pigmentosum vary in the body's ability to repair the damage to DNA done by UV radiation. Type E is a very rare form of the condition and involves mild skin symptoms with no neurological symptoms.


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