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What is an unusual type of cancer?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Several not in skin

most malignancies are glandular in origin and at least by type can easily be diagnosed.
The second most common lesions are of squamous origin. More uncommon are sarcomatous lesions such as extremity epitheliod sarcomas which are rare and deadly, leiomyosarcomas not arising in stomach or uterine fibroid but in vein walls and as Ive just encountered a sarcomatoid carcinoma in the mastoid bone.

In brief: Several not in skin

most malignancies are glandular in origin and at least by type can easily be diagnosed.
The second most common lesions are of squamous origin. More uncommon are sarcomatous lesions such as extremity epitheliod sarcomas which are rare and deadly, leiomyosarcomas not arising in stomach or uterine fibroid but in vein walls and as Ive just encountered a sarcomatoid carcinoma in the mastoid bone.
Dr. Myron Arlen
Dr. Myron Arlen
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