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Do you get radiation therapy or chemotherapy to treat leiomyosarcoma?

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Treatments that you might get with other types of cancer, such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy, aren't usually used to treat early-stage leiomyosarcoma. But if leiomyosarcoma has spread to other areas of your body, like your lymph nodes or other organs, your medical team may recommend chemotherapy, radiation, or targeted therapy.

From: What Is Leiomyosarcoma? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Questions to Ask About Soft Tissue Sarcomas.”

Canadian Cancer Society: “Supportive Care for Soft Tissue Sarcoma.”

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: "Leiomyosarcoma."

Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research Foundation: “Coping with the Trauma of Leiomyosarcoma.”

Macmillan Cancer Support: "Leiomyosarcomas (LMS)."

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: "What's New in Leiomyosarcoma."

National LeioMyoSarcoma Foundation: "Biopsy," "What is Leiomyosarcoma?"

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Leiomyosarcoma."

Sarcoma Foundation of America: "Uterine Leiomyosarcoma."

The Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative: “An Introduction to Leiomyosarcoma of the Bone and Soft Tissue.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on June 28, 2019

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Questions to Ask About Soft Tissue Sarcomas.”

Canadian Cancer Society: “Supportive Care for Soft Tissue Sarcoma.”

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: "Leiomyosarcoma."

Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research Foundation: “Coping with the Trauma of Leiomyosarcoma.”

Macmillan Cancer Support: "Leiomyosarcomas (LMS)."

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: "What's New in Leiomyosarcoma."

National LeioMyoSarcoma Foundation: "Biopsy," "What is Leiomyosarcoma?"

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Leiomyosarcoma."

Sarcoma Foundation of America: "Uterine Leiomyosarcoma."

The Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative: “An Introduction to Leiomyosarcoma of the Bone and Soft Tissue.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on June 28, 2019

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