What is a Malignant Glomus Tumour?
A malignant glomus tumour is a rare mesenchymal tumour that develops in the skin and soft tissue organs of the body such as the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, and the soft tissue organs of the digestive and reproductive tract. Malignant glomus tumour usually does not metastasize (spread of the tumour from its site of origin to the other parts of the body). In very rare cases, it metastasized and proves fatal. The most common sites for the development of malignant glomus tumours are the upper extremities (arms and hands), especially the fingers. Other common areas are the chest, legs, feet, head, and neck.
What are Mesenchyme Tissues?
Mesenchyme forms the connective tissues of the body. Connective tissues form bones, cartilages, lymphatic and vascular tissues of the body.
Disease Etiology (Causes)
There is no well-known cause.
It accounts for approximately 1.6% of all soft tissue tumours. It usually affects people between the ages of 20 and 40. This is equally common in both men and women.
Signs and Symptoms
The patient may suffer from the following signs and symptoms. These are
- Pain at the site of the tumour
- Pain at touching on the tumour site
- Weakened or fragile bones that can break off with a little injury
The flowing diagnostic techniques and procedures can be used to make a diagnosis these are.
- Imaging diagnostic techniques such as X-Ray, CT scan, and PET scan can be used to detect the site, size, and extent of the tumour.
- Tumour Biopsy
Surgical removal of the tumour or affected part is the main treatment option. Other treatment options are radiation therapy and chemotherapy. The choice of the correct treatment option depends on several factors such as the nature of the cancer cells, the size, extent, and metastasis of the tumour, the patient’s age, the patient’s health status, the patient’s body weight, etc.
What Support can we Give for Malignant Glomus Tumour?
Malignant Glomus Tumour 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 Malignant Glomus Tumour, 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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