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Vaginal Cancer: Causes, Symptoms,
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/15579-vaginal-cancer

Aug 29th, 2022 - Overview What is vaginal cancer? Vaginal cancer is a rare form of cancer that most often occurs in the cells lining your vagina. The vagina is a tube-like organ that connects your cervix (the lower part of your uterus) to your vulva (genitals). Cancers that start in other parts of your body – like cervical cancer or uterine cancer – sometimes spread to your vagina. It’s less common for cancer t...

Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans (DFSP):
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/24068-dermatofibrosarcoma-protuberans

Aug 29th, 2022 - Overview Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans is a rare, slow-growing skin cancer. What is dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP)? Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans is a rare skin cancer that begins in your dermis, your skin’s middle layer. It’s pronounced “dur-MAT-toe-fy-bra-sar-CO-ma” “pro-TOO-bur-anz.” Your healthcare provider might call it DFSP. This slow-growing cancer rarely spreads. Still, you ...

Schwannoma: What It Is, Causes, Sy
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/17877-schwannoma

Jun 24th, 2022 - Overview What is a schwannoma? A schwannoma is a tumor that develops from the Schwann cells in your peripheral nervous system or nerve roots. Schwannomas are almost always benign (noncancerous) but can sometimes be malignant (cancerous). They’re usually slow-growing. Schwann cells assist the conduction of nerve impulses. They wrap around peripheral nerves and provide protection and support. You...

Cardiotoxicity: Heart Damage fro
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/16858-chemotherapy--the-heart-cardiotoxicity

Jun 20th, 2022 - Overview What is cardiotoxicity? Cardiotoxicity is heart damage that arises from certain cancer treatments or drugs. It can develop years after cancer treatment, especially in adults who received cancer treatment during childhood. Certain types of cancer treatments have a higher risk for cardiotoxicity. Cardiotoxicity may make it harder for your heart to pump blood throughout your body as it sh...

Diamond-Blackfan Anemia: Symptoms,
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/14476-diamond-blackfan-anemia

Jun 14th, 2022 - Overview What is Diamond-Blackfan anemia? Diamond-Blackfan anemia (DBA) is a very rare blood disorder that affects people’s bone marrow, preventing bone marrow from producing enough red blood cells. People rely on red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout their bodies. This type of anemia is a genetic disorder that happens when certain genes mutate, or change. Those genetic changes determine w...

Desmoplastic small round cell tumors - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dsrct/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20355408

Jun 1st, 2022 - Desmoplastic small round cell tumors care at Mayo Clinic Mayo Clinic specialists are respected for their expertise and experience caring for people with rare cancers, including those with desmoplastic small round cell tumors. Your Mayo Clinic care team At Mayo Clinic, general surgeons, oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists and pathologists work as a multidisciplinary team to provide ...

Desmoplastic small round cell tumors - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dsrct/symptoms-causes/syc-20355405

Jun 1st, 2022 - Overview Desmoplastic (des-moe-PLAS-tik) small round cell tumors (DSRCT) are a type of cancer that often begins in the abdomen. Sometimes this type of cancer can occur in other parts of the body. Desmoplastic small round cell tumors are rare cancers that begin as a growth of cells. The growths often form on the tissue that lines the inside of the abdomen and pelvis. This tissue lining is called...

Carcinoma: Types, Trea
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/23180-carcinoma

May 31st, 2022 - Overview Adenocarcinoma forms in the glandular cells lining major organs, like your colon. What is carcinoma? Carcinoma is cancer that forms in epithelial tissue. Epithelial tissue lines most of your organs, the internal passageways in your body (like your esophagus), and your skin. Most cancers affecting your skin, breasts, kidney, liver, lungs, pancreas, prostate gland, head and neck are carc...

Sarcoma: What it Is, Sy
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/17934-sarcoma

May 27th, 2022 - Overview What is sarcoma? A sarcoma is a malignant (cancerous) tumor that develops in bone and/or soft tissue. Soft tissues support other body structures and include: Muscle. Fat. Tendons. Cartilage. Ligaments. Blood vessels. Nerves. Sarcomas are rare, making up only 1% of all adult cancer diagnoses and about 15% of childhood cancer diagnoses. Approximately 16,000 sarcomas are diagnosed in the ...

Penile Cancer: Symptoms,
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/6181-penile-cancer

May 19th, 2022 - Overview With penile cancer, a mass of malignant cells forms a lump (tumor) that can appear anywhere on your penis. What is penile cancer? Penile cancer develops when malignant cells in your penis grow out of control. Your penis is a rod-shaped reproductive organ that allows you to pee and have sex. Its main parts include the rod-like part (shaft) that extends from your low belly to the tip of ...

Kidney Cancer: Symptoms, Signs,
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/9409-kidney-cancer-overview

May 6th, 2022 - Overview Kidney cancer begins in your kidney cells. What is kidney cancer? Kidney cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in your kidney tissue. In time, these cells form a mass called a tumor. Cancer begins when something triggers a change in the cells, and they divide out of control. A cancerous or malignant tumor can spread to other tissues and vital organs. When this happens, it’s called met...

Duodenal Cancer: Types, Sy
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/22735-duodenal-cancer

Apr 14th, 2022 - Overview What is duodenal cancer? Duodenal cancer is a mass of irregular, fast-growing cells (tumor) in the first portion of your small intestine. This tumor may prevent the intestine from properly digesting food and block food from passing through your intestines. In early stages, you may have no symptoms of duodenal cancer. If the intestinal tumor grows, you may have symptoms that affect your...

Malignant Soft Tissue Tumors: Types, Causes, S
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/17203-malignant-soft-tissue-tumors

Mar 28th, 2022 - Overview What are malignant soft tissue tumors? Malignant soft tissue tumors are rare tumors that account for only 1% of all cancers. These tumors, also known as sarcomas, are cancerous tumors that appear in soft connective tissues. Soft connective tissues, along with bones, form and support your body’s connecting structures. Soft tissues include: Muscles. Ligaments. Tendons. Cartilage. Fat. Bl...

Bone cancer - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bone-cancer/symptoms-causes/syc-20350217

Mar 22nd, 2022 - Overview Bone cancer can begin in any bone in the body, but it most commonly affects the pelvis or the long bones in the arms and legs. Bone cancer is rare, making up less than 1 percent of all cancers. In fact, noncancerous bone tumors are much more common than cancerous ones. The term "bone cancer" doesn't include cancers that begin elsewhere in the body and spread (metastasize) to the bone. ...

Myxofibrosarcoma: Prognosis, T
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/22563-myxofibrosarcoma

Mar 17th, 2022 - Overview What is myxofibrosarcoma? Myxofibrosarcoma (MFS) is a type of soft tissue sarcoma cancer that starts in connective tissues. Connective tissues include bones, cartilage and fat that provide structure and protection around your organs. MFS often grows in your arm or leg and may look like a small lump. Myxofibrosarcoma may grow in connective tissues directly underneath your skin. Or it ma...

Undifferentiated Pleomorphic Sarcoma: Defi
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/22435-undifferentiated-pleomorphic-sarcoma

Feb 21st, 2022 - Overview What is undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma (formerly known as malignant fibrous histiocytoma)? Undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma (UPS) is a type of soft tissue cancer (sarcoma). Soft tissues connect and support your body. They include: Blood vessels. Fat. Fibrous tissues, including tendons, ligaments and cartilage. Muscles. Nerves. Skin. This type of sarcoma usually affects soft t...

Undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/undifferentiated-pleomorphic-sarcoma/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20389586

Feb 12th, 2022 - Undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma care at Mayo Clinic Note: Items within this content were created prior to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and do not demonstrate proper pandemic protocols. Please follow all recommended Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for masking and social distancing. A wide range of sarcoma specialists working as a coordinated team At...

Undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/undifferentiated-pleomorphic-sarcoma/symptoms-causes/syc-20389554

Feb 12th, 2022 - Overview Undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma (UPS) is a rare type of cancer that begins mostly in the soft tissues of the body. Soft tissues connect, support and surround other body structures. UPS usually occurs in the arms or legs. Less often it can happen in the area behind the abdominal organs (retroperitoneum). The name undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma comes from the way the cancer ce...

Undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/undifferentiated-pleomorphic-sarcoma/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20389565

Feb 12th, 2022 - Diagnosis Diagnosis for undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma usually starts with a review of your symptoms and a physical examination. This cancer is often diagnosed after other types of cancer have been ruled out. Tests and procedures may include: Physical exam. Your doctor will ask you questions about when your symptoms began and if they've changed over time. He or she will examine the area t...

Malignant Neoplasm: What It I
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/22319-malignant-neoplasm

Feb 1st, 2022 - Overview Malignant neoplasms spread and invade nearby tissues. What is a malignant neoplasm? A malignant neoplasm (NEE-oh-plaz-um) is another term for a cancerous tumor. The term “neoplasm” refers to an abnormal growth of tissue. The term “malignant” means the tumor is cancerous and is likely to spread (metastasize) beyond its point of origin. What is the difference between neoplasm and cancer?...