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How is leiomyosarcoma diagnosed?

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Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history. You might need a biopsy to see if you have leiomyosarcoma. Your doctor will take a sample of tissue from the tumor with a needle or through a small cut. That sample will go to a lab where it will be tested to see if it's cancer. You also might have one or more of these tests to see how big the tumor is and where exactly it's located.

SOURCES:

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: "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."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on December 9, 2020

SOURCES:

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: "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."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on December 9, 2020

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