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Leiomyosarcoma: Introduction

Leiomyosarcoma: A rare soft tissue cancer that arises from smooth muscle cells which form the involuntary muscles. Smooth muscle cells can occur in the skin, uterus, stomach, intestine and blood vessel walls. The main location for these tumors is in the uterus, retroperitoneum, pelvis and large blood vessels such as the inferior vena cava. Symptoms depend on the size and location of the tumor. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Leiomyosarcoma is available below.

Symptoms of Leiomyosarcoma

Treatments for Leiomyosarcoma

  • Surgery - with aim for complete excision with clear margins
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy -used as adjuvant therapy post operatively, especially for high grade sarcomas
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Leiomyosarcoma?

Causes of Leiomyosarcoma

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Disease Topics Related To Leiomyosarcoma

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Leiomyosarcoma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Leiomyosarcoma

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Leiomyosarcoma: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Leiomyosarcoma

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Leiomyosarcoma: Rare Types

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Leiomyosarcoma: Animations

Prognosis for Leiomyosarcoma

Prognosis for Leiomyosarcoma: recurrence and metastasis is possible; retroperitoneal tumors tend to be fatal

Research about Leiomyosarcoma

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Clinical Trials for Leiomyosarcoma

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

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Statistics for Leiomyosarcoma

Leiomyosarcoma: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Leiomyosarcoma:

Sarcoma of smooth muscle; occurs most often digestive tract or uterus or bladder or prostate - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

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

Related Leiomyosarcoma Info

More information about Leiomyosarcoma

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

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