How to treat leiomyosarcoma?

Q:
How to treat leiomyosarcoma?

A:
Leiomyosarcoma is a rare type of cancer that affects smooth muscle tissue. These tumors are most common in the abdomen, but can occur anywhere in the body. Other common sites include blood vessels and skin.

Symptoms

The signs of LMS depend on the size of the cancer and where it is. Some people have no symptoms.

LMS can cause these general cancer symptoms:

  • Bloating in your abdomen
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Lump or swelling under your skin
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Pain
  • Weight loss

LMS in your stomach or intestines can cause:

  • Stomachache
  • Black-colored stools
  • Vomiting blood

Treatment

Surgical removal is the mainstay of treatment for leiomyosarcoma, regardless of the location of the tumor in the body. Chemotherapy and radiation can treat the tumors that have spread to other parts of the body.

Keywords: leiomyosarcoma;cancer;muscle

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