What is Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans or Dermatofibrosarcoma Protruding?
Dermatofibrosarcoma protruding is a rare type of skin cancer that arises from connective tissue cells in the middle layer of the skin. Dermatofibrosarcoma protruding usually appears as pimples or rough spots on the skin, then grows and becomes a lump of tissue. In most cases, it develops on the skin of the arms, legs, chest, and abdomen. This is a low-grade tumor, i.e. it grows slowly and does not spread to other distant or internal parts of the body.
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans is associated with translocation (rearrangement) of genetic material on chromosome 17 and chromosome 22. Signs and symptoms The patient may suffer from the following signs and symptoms. These are
- A rough patch, lesion, or pimple like growth on the skin
- No pain in the lesion
The following diagnostic tests and procedures can be used to make a diagnosis. These are
- Physical examination of the skin to see the site, size, and extent of the tumor
- Biopsy of the lesion and histopathology
- Imaging tests such as MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) to see the extent of the lesion or tumor.
Surgical removal of the tumor is the main treatment option. Other treatment options are radiation therapy and chemotherapy.
What Support can we Give for Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans?
Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans 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 Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans, 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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