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What is a desmoid tumor?
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Soft tissue tumor
A desmoid is a rare soft-tissue tumor that looks like scar tissue.
Desmoids do not spread throughout the body like other types of tumor, and aren't really considered "cancerous". They are lumps that continue to grow in one place, destroying the tissue around them. They can occur inside or outside the body. Go to www.Dtrf.Org for more information.

In brief: Soft tissue tumor
A desmoid is a rare soft-tissue tumor that looks like scar tissue.
Desmoids do not spread throughout the body like other types of tumor, and aren't really considered "cancerous". They are lumps that continue to grow in one place, destroying the tissue around them. They can occur inside or outside the body. Go to www.Dtrf.Org for more information.
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
In brief: It is considered a
It is in the soft part sarcoma spectrum. It has estrogen receptors commonly, and indeed occurs in abdominal wall muscles in young women. Despite not metastasizing and with few dividing mitotic figures, choice between resection and radiotherapy may be by what is least morbid. See experienced people, get second opinions.

In brief: It is considered a
It is in the soft part sarcoma spectrum. It has estrogen receptors commonly, and indeed occurs in abdominal wall muscles in young women. Despite not metastasizing and with few dividing mitotic figures, choice between resection and radiotherapy may be by what is least morbid. See experienced people, get second opinions.
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