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Does leiomyosarcoma put you at risk for other types of cancers?

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Having leiomyosarcoma can raise your risk for getting another cancer later on. These include bone and stomach cancers and another type of soft tissue sarcoma. While you won't get routine screening tests for these cancers, your doctor may order more tests if you have certain symptoms.

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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