What is Adult Type Fibrosarcoma?
Adult type fibrosarcoma is a type of fibrous connective tissue cancer. It can develop anywhere in the body. It tends to metastasize (spread of a tumour from its site of origin to other parts of the body) to the lungs and bones. It also tends to recur after treatment.
What is Fibrous Connective Tissue?
Fibrous connective tissue is composed of collagen fibres. Collagen gives elasticity and strength to tendons, muscles, and ligaments thereby helping in body movement.
It usually develops in young and middle-aged people, but it can also occur in children.
There is no well-known cause.
Signs and Symptoms
- The tumour usually develops in the arms, legs, hands, feet, abdomen, and chest.
- Mass or swelling at the site of the tumour
Definite diagnostic tests to diagnose the adult type fibrosarcoma bone are tumour biopsy, histopathology, and cytogenetic study of the specimen. Radiological techniques like CT scan, MRI, USG, and X-ray also recommended locating the size and site of the tumour.
Surgical removal of the tumour, chemotherapy and radiation therapy are the main treatment options.
What Support can we Give for Adult Type Fibrosarcoma?
Adult Type Fibrosarcoma is rare cancer, meaning it is not as well known as other forms of cancer. Without a Ribbon is an Australian organisation that provides support for individuals who suffer from rare cancers. So, we provide a designated platform for Warriors to obtain information specific to their Rare Cancer. We also provide annual opportunities for our Warriors to meet and learn from each other. If you suffer from rare cancer such as Adult Type Fibrosarcoma, we can help and support you through your journey thanks to the generous donations we receive. Click the link below to sign up and become a Warrior today!
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