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Doctor insights on: Angiosarcoma Symptoms

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What is angiosarcoma?

What is angiosarcoma?

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

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What life expectancy does someone have with angiosarcoma?

What life expectancy does someone have with angiosarcoma?

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 more

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Can radiotherapy cure fibrosarcoma and angiosarcoma?

Can radiotherapy cure fibrosarcoma and angiosarcoma?

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 more

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Can an 84-year-old woman survive surgery for angiosarcoma?

Can an 84-year-old woman survive surgery for angiosarcoma?

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

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Is it possible for radiotherapy cure angiosarcoma and fibrosarcoma?

Is it possible for radiotherapy cure angiosarcoma and fibrosarcoma?

First step in: Soft part sarcoma is resection, with wide and clear margins. Radiotherapy cures by eliminating microscopic cells that might remain. ...Read more

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Is an angiosarcoma a terminal cancer?

Is an angiosarcoma a terminal cancer?

Prognosis is poor.: Angiosarcomas are very rare and aggressive cancers that spread early. 70% of patients die within 5 years of diagnosis. The tumors are made out of newly-formed blood vessels and stimulated to grow by vegf. New biologic therapies, called monoclonal antibodies, are being developed to target these cancerous blood vessels. Not much is know about these tumors due to their rarity. ...Read more

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My mother is suffered from angiosarcoma from 7yers now this thing effects her liver please give me your sugestions. I will be thankful to you?

My mother is suffered from angiosarcoma from 7yers now this thing effects her liver please give me your sugestions.
I will be thankful to you?

Surgery: Angiosarcoma of the liver is a tough one. I would suggest that you meet with a surgical oncologist at a national cancer institute sanctioned comprehensive cancer center to discuss her treatment with a team of specialists led by a surgical oncologist. If the tumor is resectable, surgery represents the best option for cure. ...Read more

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My grandma has angiosarcoma of the breast. What does that mean?

My grandma has angiosarcoma of the breast. What does that mean?

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

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What do you suggest if my grandma has angiosarcoma of the breast..?

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

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How fast do angiosarcoma tumors grow? A friend was clear 3 mos ago now has a lump on left & right side mid torso that apprd in last 2 wks.

How fast do angiosarcoma tumors grow? A friend was clear 3 mos ago  now has a lump on left & right side mid torso that apprd in last 2 wks.

Recurrence: Sarcomas are soft tissue tumours and have differences in the rapidity of growth . Some of them slow growing, some are fast and some are very fast. Ssarcomas arising from skin related structures-like fibro sarcoma, liposarcoma, angiosarcoma etc. Are there. There is a need to get HIV also tested in fast spresding sarcomas as there is a particular type called kaposis sarcoma - with rapid growth rate. ...Read more