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What do you do for ?leiomyosarcoma?

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Dr. Michael Benjamin
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Usually surgery: "leiomyosarcoma" as a term only refers to the microscopic appearance of a tumor, and only incompletely predicts behavior in a patient. We would need to know where the leiomyosarcoma is located and whether it was high or low-grade. Having said that, in many cases, the first treatment is surgery, and possibly chemotherapy afterwards. Sarcomas in general are "radioresistant.".
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Dr. Eric Whitman
Surgical Oncology 38 years experience
Usually surgery: The treatment depends on the location of the sarcoma, but in general the primary treatment for a leiomyosarxoma is complete surgical resection with negative margins, possibly followed by radiation therapy to the area.
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