What is Lymphangiosarcoma?
Lymphangiosarcoma is a rare type of cancer that occurs with long-term chronic cases of lymphedema (swollen lymph nodes). It can develop from prolonged swelling of the lymph nodes in the arms and legs, but it usually develops due to prolonged swelling of the lymph nodes in the arms.
Massive lymphedema (swollen lymph nodes) of the arms, as well as some immunodeficiency and autoimmune diseases, are the causes of the development of lymphangiosarcoma.
Signs and Symptoms
The patient may suffer from the following signs and symptoms. These are
- Purple coloured hard nodule (mass) in the skin of the arms or legs
- This mass or nodule can become sore
- The tumour can spread to the other lymph nodes and parts of the body from its site of origin
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
Amputation of the affected limb is the most recommended treatment option. Chemotherapy is recommended in advanced cases when the tumour has spread from the site of its origin to other parts of the body.
What Support can we Give for Lymphangiosarcoma?
Lymphangiosarcoma 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 Lymphangiosarcoma, 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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