What is atypical fibroxanthoma of the skin?
Atypical fibroxanthoma of the skin is a rare type of low-grade cancer of the skin that usually occurs on the sun-damaged head and neck area in older people. It usually appears as a red color nodule or plaque on the skin.
There is no well-known cause; however certain risk factors such as prolonged exposure to ultraviolet radiations, skin exposure to ionizing X-ray radiations, increasing age, diabetes, having HIV/AIDS, and the use of immune suppressant drugs after organ transplantation are all potential risk factors for the development of atypical fibroxanthoma of the skin. It is more common in males as compared to females.
Signs and symptoms
The patient may suffer from the following signs and symptoms. These are
- Red or pink colored nodule raised area on the skin
- Formation of ulceration( an open sore on an internal or external surface of the body) in the nodule or tumor
The following diagnostic techniques and procedures can be used to make a diagnosis. These are
- Narrow margin excisional biopsy of the skin
Surgical excision (cutting off the tumor and some surrounding healthy tissues) of the tumor is the main treatment option.
What Support can we Give for Atypical Fibroxanthoma Skin?
Atypical Fibroxanthoma Skin 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 Atypical Fibroxanthoma Skin, 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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