What is Angiomatoid Fibrous Histiocytoma?
Angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma is a rare soft tissue tumour that commonly occurs in children and young adults. It is uncommon in older people. It is a low-grade tumour that grows slowly and rarely metastasizes to other distant parts of the body. It usually develops into the arms, legs, or neck in rare cancer it can also originate from the lungs, abdomen, ovaries, and female’s external genitalia.
It is a rare tumour. This usually occurs in children and young adults and less commonly in older people. The peak age of onset is 30 years.
There is no well-known cause, however, certain genetic mutations (faulty alterations in the genes) are considered responsible for the development of angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma.
Signs and Symptoms
The patient may suffer from the following signs and symptoms. These are
- The tumour usually develop on the arms, legs, or neck
- The tumour may be painless or painful
- Constant Tiredness
- Loss of appetite
- Excessive amounts of myeloma protein
- Difficulty in breathing
- Paleness of the skin due to decreased red blood cell count
The following diagnostic techniques and procedures can be used to make a diagnosis these are
- Diagnostic imaging techniques such as USG, CT-scan, MRI, and PET scan can be used to detect the site, size, and extent of the tumour.
- Tumour biopsy and histopathology
Surgical excision (removal or cutting of the tumour tissues through surgery) of the tumour and radiation therapy is the main treatment option.
What Support can we Give for Angiomatoid Fibrous Histiocytoma?
Angiomatoid Fibrous Histiocytoma 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 Angiomatoid Fibrous Histiocytoma, 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!
You can help us with your donation:
Without a Ribbon is a charity that works hard to aid those who suffer from rare cancers. You can help our cause in a variety of ways: