Doctors for Leiomyosarcoma in Vellathottam, Kanchipuram
ratings and reviews)
Also referred to as LMS, the Leiomyosarcoma is a type of cancer that is very rare. The cancer can remain dormant for years and recur after long periods. There are no major signs or symptoms in the initial stages. There might be a lump or swelling as the cancer advances along with abdominal discomfort, bloating, swelling or pain in any area. In women who have already had menopause, there could be vaginal bleeding or there could be change in menstrual cycles in women who did not have menopause.
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?
If diagnosed in the early stages, the surgical removal of the cancerous tumours are the most effective form of treatment. Radiotherapy and chemotherapy are used to prevent the cancer from returning or spreading.
DID YOU KNOW?
The cancer is rather resistant which means, it is not responsive to radiation or chemotherapy.