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What treatments other than surgery exist for leiomyosarcoma?

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Other treatments for leiomyosarcoma include:

  • Radiation therapy: High-energy X-rays kill cancer cells or stop their growth. It can be used to shrink the tumor before or after surgery.
  • Chemotherapy: This medicine kills cancer cells. Your doctor might give you chemo if your cancer has spread or comes back after treatment. You might get a combination of two or more chemotherapy drugs.

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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