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?
Treatment depends on the severity of the cancer and your general health. Surgery is the best solution as radiations seldom work.
DID YOU KNOW?
The cancer is rather resistant which means, it is not responsive to radiation or chemotherapy.