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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
I just found out my grandmother died from Angiosarcoma and Pulmonary Metastasis, are these in any way hereditary??
Can be: Some very rare types that are. Most are not. Probably best to discuss with your gp who can then take a full family history and if concerns can refer/get more precise advice from the regional genetics service in your part of the country ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Life expectancy of an 82 year old man with epitheloid angiosarcoma in the spine. Is now having severe back pain and can't walk?
Discuss w/ the Dr: Clear from what you say, he is not well and probablt his quality of life is diminished. The duration of life may be unknown, but the best estimates would come from the doctors who treat him. I'm sorry that this is a difficult time for him - I hope it can be as good as possible. ...Read more
My father was recently diagnosed with an angiosarcoma on his right temple. Is it better to surgically remove or to take the chemo radiation approach?
Angiosarcoma : The question you ask is not one that can be easily answered in this venue. Many things are considered before making a recommendation on the best option for treatment of a disease, in this case a malignancy. Location and extent of malignancy (stage), patient age, associated medical problems, among others. Consider meeting with a specialist that has expertise in angiosarcoma to review your situation. ...Read more
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