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Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma

Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma Causes

The cause of malignant fibrous histiocytoma is still uncertain up to now.

Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma Definition

Malignant fibrous histiocytoma is a type of malignant cancer that develops in fibrous support tissue or bone. The usual location of tumors is found in extremities; however it can possibly appear in any body part. It is the most common type of soft tissue cancer that appears in later adult life, usually between the ages of 50-70.

Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma Diagnosis

Presence of malignant fibrous histiocytoma is detected through a Magnetic Resonance Imaging. In order to define the characteristic of the cancer, a biopsy is highly necessitated.

Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma Symptoms and Signs

Individuals suffering form malignant fibrous histiocytoma experience the following symptoms: * Appearance of a swelling or soft tissue lump that is not easily noticed because of absence of pain. * Difficulty in walking or gait problems (limping) * Difficulty using a part of a limb * Pain caused by compressed nerve * Pain due to compressed muscle Spreading of the cancer (metastasis) does not follow a uniform pattern; depending on the type of cancer. Though, occurrence is prevalent to be existing in the extremities, there is also a possibility that the cancer itself can spread in any part of the body like the lungs and head.

Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma Treatment

The highly suggested treatment for malignant fibrous histiocytoma is surgical excision of the tumor. Chemotherapy is also another form of treatment or a combination of both.

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