What is Glomangiosarcoma?
Glomangiosarcoma is a rare, malignant (cancerous) and modified form of the benign glomus tumour. It is usually developed in the lower extremities (legs and feet) with characteristic clinical features of slowly growing tender (painful on touch) tumour. Glomangiosarcoma is a benign tumour that arises from the glomus body. Glomus body or glomus apparatus is a component of the 2nd layer of the skin that plays a role in the regulation of body temperature. After surgical removal, it can recur and tends to local invasion. Glomangiosarcoma rarely metastasized to the other parts of the body.
Disease Etiology (Cause)
The cause remains unknown.
Signs and Symptoms
In most cases, the patient may have a slowly growing single, painful nodule which usually develops in lower extremities.
Diagnosis and Treatment
The following diagnostic tests and procedures help diagnose the tumour.
- Imaging techniques like CT-scan, MRI, X-Ray, and PET scan to know the site, size, and consistency of the tumour.
- Histopathological examination and immunohistochemistry.
Wide local surgical excision of the tumour is the most effective and common treatment option.
What support can we give for Glomangiosarcoma?
Glomangiosarcoma is a 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. 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 Glomangiosarcoma, 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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