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Angiosarcoma Of The Breast
Blood vessel tumor: A primary angiosarcoma is a rare lesion of blood vessel origin unrelated to the classic ductal or lobular carcinomas. It is aggressive and can be lethal requiring simple mastectomy. It frequently arises secondary to previous radiation of the breast and belongs to the Stewart Treves group of tumors secondary to lymphedema. ...Read more
Wide resection: Primary angiosarcomas of the breast are very rare. They also behave as sarcomas do without spread to axilla as the ductal lesions are seen to do. Most have initiated as a result of radiation therapy to the breast region with the effect of the RT inducing the sarcoma. Distant mets to lung and bone have been reported suggesting that the primary must be removed completely. ...Read more
Maybe.: I have a pt who had similar problem and she is fine she also had pregnancies after her diagnosis. She was in her 30's. ...Read more
It is a bad Cancer!: Angiosarcoma of the breast is a well known entity, yet it is uncommon and difficult to diagnose because of the diffuse infilteration of the sarcoma into the normal tissues. Prognosis tends to be bad unless it is a small tumor and it is treated aggressively by a medical oncologist who is also a sarcoma expert(rare speciality). ...Read more
How quickly do angiosarcomas of the breast grow? Had vascular area on u/s, biopsy negative, area is diminishing 5 months later. Can they shrink?
Behave differently: Most angiosarcomas of the breast are induced, primarily from previous radiation to the area of breast involved. The lesion is aggressive and can become fatal if allowed to grow and metastasize. It usually takes 1-2 years for the lesion to breast away and metastasize so if possible and if solitary, the lesion should be resected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do breast angiosarcomas grow within 6 months? Wondering for a friend who had 6 mm vascular area but its now gone and dr said vascularity just a vessel
Angiosarcomas fast g: Yes the angiosarcomas grow fast. If it is not visible anymore, it is not likely to be an angiosacrcoma...They do not go away on their own but grow rapidly in 1-3 months. ...Read more
Yes: Depending on site and size of angiosarcoma, surgery can be routine. If lesion large it should be embolized prior to resection to minimize bleeding. Many occur in retroperitoneal region and choosing right vessel to do study is important and assuring lesion has minimal vascularity.They are found in diverse sites such as skin, breast and liver. ...Read more
Angio -sarcoma: Angiosarcoma is a malignant neoplasm (cancer) of endothelial-type cells that line vessel walls- blood vessels ( hemangiosarcoma) or lymphatic vessels ( lymphangiosarcoma) . Please read more at http://sarcomahelp.Org/angiosarcoma.Html?Tpm=1_2 or http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/sarcoma. Or www.Nccn.Com. ...Read more
3.5 years: 3.5 years is the median survival in studies that look at groups of people with angiosarcoma. However, each person with angiosarcoma may do much better or much worse. It depends on where the tumor started, the stage of the tumor at diagnosis, and the age and general health of the person. Sadly, it is a very aggressive type of cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: Small tumors can be surgically resected then treated with radiation to "clean up" any malignant cells that may have remained, giving an excellent outcome. Radiation by itself generally cannot cure such tumors by itself, although my experience tells me angiosarcoma responds better than fibrosarcoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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