Angiosarcoma is cancer in the inner lining of the blood vessels in any part of the body. Oncologists categorize a wide range of malignant endothelial vascular neoplasms that affect a variety of sites as angiosarcomas. Angiosarcoma is an aggressive growth that grows rapidly and spreads to numerous sites. Angiosarcoma is present in different ways; it may look like a skin infection, a lesion or even a bruise that does not heal. It may even look like a soft lump that can be seen and felt.
HOW IS ANGIOSARCOMA DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of this ailment usually takes place in the Oncology department with the help of various kinds of imaging like X Ray, MRI scan, CT scan and PET scan, which can show the location as well as the size of the tumour. Thereafter, a biopsy may be conducted.
HOW IS ANGIOSARCOMA TREATED?
Surgery is the primary method to treat angiosarcoma. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are also used.
DID YOU KNOW?
Angiosarcoma occurs due to radiation exposure and is also associated with carcinogens such as vinyl chloride, arsenic and thorium dioxide