Leiomyosarcoma is defined as a rigorous and aggressive type of soft tissue sarcoma that is taken from the muscle cells of either the uterine area or even the gastrointestinal or soft tissue origin, which are smoother. This malignant tumour has symptoms like extreme pain in the region, weight loss and also lack of appetite, swelling and lump like formations in the area.
HOW IS LEIOMYOSARCOMA DIAGNOSED?
A diagnosis of a Leiomyosarcoma may be made based upon a detailed patient history, a thorough clinical evaluation and a variety of tests including blood tests, surgical removal and microscopic examination of tissue (biopsies) and various imaging techniques. Imaging techniques may include Computerized Tomography (CT) scanning, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and ultrasound. During CT scanning, a computer and x-rays are used to create a film showing cross-sectional images of certain tissue structures.
HOW IS LEIOMYOSARCOMA TREATED?
A multi-specialty treatment team is needed for handling these cases. Along with intensive radiation and chemotherapy, there could be a need for surgery, depending on how much these cells have spread. This would prevent further spread of the same.
DID YOU KNOW?
If Leiomyosarcoma is not controlled or curbed completely, there is a chance that it would relapse and hence, there’s a very high risk of recurrence here.