Angiosarcoma is a cancer of the inner lining of blood vessels, and it can occur in any area of the body. The disease most commonly occurs in the skin, breast, liver, spleen and deep tissue. Some common symptoms of Angiosarcoma are skin infections, bruises, lesions and soft lumps. Deep-seated tumors may go unnoticed until they begin to affect surrounding tissues and organs.
HOW IS ANGIOSARCOMA DIAGNOSED?
It can be diagnosed by using one of the following methods:• Physical exam• CT scan• MRI scan• PET scan• Biopsy
HOW IS ANGIOSARCOMA TREATED?
Surgery is the primary method of treatment for Angiosarcoma. Additionally, chemotherapy and radiation therapy can be an important part of the treatment, and may be administered before or after surgery.
DID YOU KNOW?
Close monitoring is required for angiosarcoma patients, even after treatment.