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Who can get desmoid tumors?

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People who have a condition called familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), an inherited type of colon cancer, are more likely than others to have them. People with this condition typically have desmoid tumors in the abdomen or colon.

Desmoid tumors are also linked to pregnancy, because of high levels of a hormone called estrogen, and to some kinds of severe injuries.

From: Desmoid Tumors: What You Need to Know WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Desmoid Tumor."

The Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation: "Diagnosis and Treatment."

National Institutes of Health/Genetics Home Reference: "Desmoid Tumor."

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: "Desmoid Tumor."

American Cancer Society: "What Is a Soft Tissue Sarcoma?"

 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 19, 2016

SOURCES:

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Desmoid Tumor."

The Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation: "Diagnosis and Treatment."

National Institutes of Health/Genetics Home Reference: "Desmoid Tumor."

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: "Desmoid Tumor."

American Cancer Society: "What Is a Soft Tissue Sarcoma?"

 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 19, 2016

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