What is Spindle Cell Carcinoma?
Spindle cell carcinoma is a type of tumour composed of epithelial and mesenchymal cells, where spindle cell carcinoma cells look like spindle cells. It can arise from any part of the body but usually develops in the upper part of the windpipe (trachea), larynx (voice box), or upper part of the esophagus. Spindle cell carcinoma can also develop in the mouth. It can also develop in the urinary, endocrine, or reproductive system of the body. It also commonly develops in the arms and legs. It is equally common in both males and females. It usually develops in people in their 7th or 8th decade of life.
There is no well-known cause, however, a strong association has been found between previous treatment with radiation therapy and the development of spindle cell carcinoma.
Signs and Symptoms
The symptoms depend upon the size, size, and extent of the tumour. The common signs and symptoms are
- Pain in the bones
- Swelling in the affected part of the body
- The presence of mass or lump anywhere in the body
- Constant fever
- Unexplained weight loss
- Excessive sweating at night
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 along with radiation therapy or chemotherapy is the main treatment option.
What Support can we Give for Spindle Cell Carcinoma?
Spindle Cell Carcinoma 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 Spindle Cell Carcinoma, 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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