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Diseases » Myosarcoma » Glossary

Glossary for Myosarcoma

  • Cancer: Abnormal overgrowth of body cells.
  • Death: The cessation of life
  • 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.
  • Muscle conditions: Any condition that affects the muscles of the body
  • No symptoms: The absence of noticable symptoms.
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma: Soft tissue cancer occurring in children
  • Sarcoma: A malignant carcinoma that is located in connective tissue
  • Soft tissue tumors: Any tumor of the soft tissues (e.g. muscles, cartilage), including cancer and benign tumors.


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