How to Treat Leiomyosarcoma?

Q:
How to treat leiomyosarcoma?

A:
Leiomyosarcoma is a form of cancer of the smooth muscle cell. It is a rare tumor that usually grows in the abdomen and uterus. Most people with the disease are over 50.

The disease can be found in almost any area of the body that contains smooth muscle such as blood vessels, liver, uterus, head, gastrointestinal tract, genitourinary tract, retroperitoneum and space lying behind the abdominal cavity.

Symptoms

People with leiomyosarcoma usually experience the following symptoms:

  • Swelling
  • Having lumps on the body
  • Bloating and abdominal swelling
  • Feel pain in the body
  • Unusual swelling
  • Menstruation changes
  • Having trouble breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Pain
  • Weight loss
  • Fever

Treatment

Surgery that removes the tumor is the main treatment method for people with leiomyosarcoma. To kill cancer cells, doctors also use radiation therapy and chemotherapy to help the treatment.

Should you have any questions about the treatment, please go to the doctor and ask for more professional advice.

Keywords: leiomyosarcoma; cancer; symptoms; treatment; Q&A

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