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What is a leiomyosarcoma?

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A leiomyosarcoma is a type of sarcoma, a group of cancers that grow in tissues that connect, surround, and give strength to your body. These include muscles, cartilage, blood vessels, bones, tendons, and nerves.

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 Brunilda Nazario on December 9, 2020

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 Brunilda Nazario on December 9, 2020

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