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Types of Spindle Cell Sarcoma

Written By: contrac - Mar• 21•14

spindlecellsarcomaThe Spindle Cell Sarcoma is a type of cancer which appears when the connective tissue cells in the human body become malignant or cancerous and they have the shape of spindle. It is difficult to observe the apparition of this form of cancer, as it has symptoms which can lead to other serious diseases, as well. Some of the main symptoms are fatigue and malaise, but the symptoms can also be influenced on the growth stage of the tumor, the size and site of it. This is why this form of cancer is usually diagnosed in its last stage.

Usually, the malignant connective tissue cells are released by the human body due to an injury. These cells are different from the wounded site cells, which have the ability to divide and grow into a predetermined number fast, thing which allows a rapid heal in general situations. The cancerous cells grow very fast, but in contrary to the healed cells, they grow in uncountable number, which determines the forming of Spindle Cell Sarcoma. But besides injury, there are also other causes that can lead to the apparition of this disease, such as the genetic history and the inflammation.

This disease is mainly preponderant at people over the age of 40. There are more types of Spindle Cell Sarcoma. The Undifferentiated sarcoma of the bone is the type in which the cells do not show proper specialization. These cells do not belong to any other category of connective tissue cancerous cells and this is why they are named as undifferentiated sarcoma cells.

The Malignant fibrous histiocytoma is the type that mostly affects the arms and legs and it is a very rare form. Though, it appears more frequently amongst middle-aged adults. The Fibrosarcoma is the type that affects the thigh bone. The Leiomyosarcoma is a very rare form of Spindle Cell Sarcoma, so there is not too many information about it.

If the Spindle Cell Sarcoma is found in the first stage of this disease, the chances to be removed successfully are high. But this happens rarely, due to the fact that symptoms can lead to other diseases as well and they make the diagnosis of this disease come difficult. As the disease advances to stages two and three, it becomes more difficult to treat it. But unfortunately, this type of cancer is most often diagnosed only in its fourth stage, when there is not too much left to do. The survival rate is about 5 years.

The diagnosis of this type of cancer can be done by making certain tests, such as biopsy, X-ray, MRI scan or bone scan. The main treatments for this disease include surgery, radiology and chemotherapy. In certain cases, if the sarcoma becomes too severe to can be cured, the affected area is amputated.

As in any other type of cancer, in the case of Spindle Cell Sarcoma it is better to diagnose it as soon as possible. This can only be done if you visit your doctor from the first unusual symptoms you feel. And always try to prevent it by living a healthy lifestyle.

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