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Is an angiosarcoma a terminal cancer?

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Ben Ferguson
Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Ben Ferguson
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Dr. David Wensel
Palliative Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Terminal

It can be, it depends on stage.
Recommend having a very clear discussion with oncologist about this especially before treatments are started.

In brief: Terminal

It can be, it depends on stage.
Recommend having a very clear discussion with oncologist about this especially before treatments are started.
Dr. David Wensel
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