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Leiomyosarcoma

Definition

A leiomyosarcoma is a rare cancerous tumor of the smooth muscle cells. It is most often found in the uterus or abdomen.

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Symptoms

Signs and tests

Treatment

Support Groups

Expectations (prognosis)

Complications

Calling your health care provider

Prevention

References

Demetri GD. Sarcomas of soft tissue and bone, and other neoplasms of connective tissue. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. . 24th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2011:chap 209.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network. NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology: Soft Tissue Sarcoma. Version 3.2012. Available at http://www.nccn.org/professionals/physician_gls/pdf/sarcoma.pdf. Accessed 03/07/2013.

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