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What are some common signs of heart cancer?

What are some common signs of heart cancer?

Rare disorder: Most of the cancers in heart are metastatic cancers. Primary cancers of the heart are very rare. Such a tumor may produce signs and symptoms of heart failure. Please see this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-cancer/an01288. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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How can people develop heart cancer?

How can people develop heart cancer?

It is very rare: Heart cancer either primary to the heart muscle or pericardium (surrounding tissue) is very rare. Even metastatic cancer from another site spreading to the heart is rare. Direct invasion of the area surrounding the heart by a nearby cancer, into the pericardium or heart muscle is unusual but more frequent than the others mentioned above. ...Read more

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Is heart cancer possible?

Muscle Cancer: There are rare muscle-cancers that can occur in the heart muscle. Because heart muscle does not replicate much. Cancer is very rare in these tissues. Occasionally a sarcoma (cancer of soft tissues) can form in the heart, but more often it is the result of cancer spreading from other sources - another sarcoma or even melanoma. ...Read more

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My friend has heart cancer, now if he replaces his heart, will he be cured?

My friend has heart cancer, now if he replaces his heart, will he be cured?

Heart cancer: This is a very serious condition, heart transplant may not be appropriate depending on what is actually going on. Can't comment without knowing the real details of the patients diagnosis and status. ...Read more

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What is the rate of survival of heart cancer?

Heart Cancer : Assuming you are referring to primary cardiac neoplasia, the prognosis depends on the stage. Stage 1 lesions carry a 75% 5 year survival rate; stage 2, a 60% rate, stage 3, 30%, and stage 4, 11%. Of course, as always, these statistics can never accurately predict an individual's experience. ...Read more

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Could a person have heart cancer?

Could a person have heart cancer?

Yes: Cancer of the heart is unusual, and is seen principally in children. The principal benign tumor is an atrial myxoma, which can be surgically removed. Malignant tumors are treated with chemotherapy because it can also involve the ventricles, which are harder to resect. ...Read more

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How long could someone live with heart cancer?

How long could someone live with heart cancer?

Cardiac cancer: Carcinoma involving the heart is generally not survived for long. Malignant pericardial effusion or around the heart usually has survival under 6months. Cancers actually growing in the heart usually at least that short, it isn't a good situation. ...Read more

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What is the newest biomedical approach to heart cancer?

What is the newest biomedical approach to heart cancer?

Heart CA is rare: Heart cancers are rare, cancers develop in tissues that grow and multiply , one reason cancers rarely develop in heart, from connective tissues myxomas can develop . It is possible to place a mechanical heart till cadaver heart donor is available , i don't know it was ever done. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with heart cancer?

What are the symptoms associated with heart cancer?

Variable: The commonest cancers in the heart are metastatic cancer and may be asymptomatic for cardiac involvement. Primary cardiac tumors may cause embolic lesions resulting in stroke, blood in urine, hemorrhagic and necrotic lesions in hands and feet, fever and heart failure. ...Read more

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Can you have heart cancer?

Can you have heart cancer?

The cancers of the: Heart are all metastatic, lead by lung and breast primaries, all uncommon; a primary cardiac malignancy would be a sarcoma. I have seen one in 30+ years of practice. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Heart Cancer (Definition)

A heart cancer is a condition in which a person has a cancerous tumor in or on his heart. The heart is a muscular pump, so cancers there can be a type ...Read more