Encyclopedia of Cancer

Living Edition
| Editors: Manfred Schwab

Leiomyosarcoma

  • Manfred Schwab
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27841-9_3307-2

Definition

Belongs to a group of cancers called soft tissue sarcomas. Sarcomas are cancers that develop in the supporting or connective tissues of the body (such as muscle, fat, nerves, blood vessels, bone, and cartilage). They are rare. Leiomyosarcomas are one of the commoner types of sarcoma to occur in adults over the age of 50.

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Keywords

Soft Tissue Blood Vessel Cancer Research Connective Tissue Common Type 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)HeidelbergGermany