Desmoid Tumor

  • 1. Introduction to Desmoid Tumours
  • Executive Summary Desmoid tumors originate from fibrous tissues and are associated with the body’s connective tissues. Desmoid are not cancers since they are benign growths that do not metastasize or spread to different body parts. These are non-cancerous tumors that usually grow slowly and do...
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  • 2. Statistics of Desmoid Tumors
  • Executive Summary Desmoid tumors are rare tumors accounting for 3% of all soft-tissue tumor growths. Approximately 900 to 1500 people in the United States are diagnosed with desmoid tumors every year. It has affected people between the ages of 15 and 60 years. The disease condition is more commo...
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  • 3. Risk Factors of Desmoid Tumors
  • Executive Summary Risk factors influence the chance of developing cancer among individuals, but individuals with no risk factors also develop cancer. Some people with no risk of desmoid tumors develop the disease, whereas others with several risk factors don’t develop. The actual cause of desm...
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  • 4. Prevention of Desmoid Tumor
  • Executive Summary Primary preventive measures are considered essential to reduce the risk of desmoid tumor. The actual cause of the desmoid tumor is not yet known. But scientists and healthcare professionals believe that these tumors result from genetic mutations. A healthy change in lifestyle a...
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  • 5. Symptoms of Desmoid Tumors
  • Executive Summary Desmoid tumors are diagnosed based on signs and symptoms. The symptoms and signs of desmoid tumors will depend on the location and size of the tumor. The initial sign of a desmoid tumor may be the presence of a painless, firm lump or bump or swelling in the legs, chest area, ar...
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  • 6. Desmoid Tumor Diagnosis
  • Executive Summary Different tests are available to diagnose the development of desmoid tumors, which depends on signs and symptoms, age and health status, types of tumor, and earlier medical tests. Physical examination, imaging tests, and biopsies are the common diagnostic approaches for detecti...
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  • 7. Stages of Desmoid tumor
  • Executive Summary The staging system of desmoid tumors helps determine the tumor's location and its metastasis. The staging system of desmoid tumor uses diagnostic tests. A TNM staging system is used to identify the different stages of desmoid tumor. Desmoid tumor is classified as stage 0 to sta...
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  • 8. Types of Treatment for Desmoid Tumor
  • Executive Summary The different types of standard treatments for desmoid tumors are explained in detail. Standard treatments are used along with the integration of effective treatment planning. Clinical trials are used as an innovative treatment approach that combines different therapies and dru...
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  • 9. Clinical Trials for Desmoid Tumours
  • Executive Summary Clinical trials are considered a better method for treating desmoid tumors. The evaluation of new drugs, different combinations of treatments, new approaches to radiation therapy or surgery, and new therapies are integrated into desmoid tumor clinical trials. New treatments wit...
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  • 10. Latest Research on Desmoid tumors
  • Executive Summary Several research studies have been conducted to seek more information on desmoid, its related prevention methods, its diagnostic process at the initial phase, and the best treatments strategies. Research on Desmoid tumors says sometimes a surgical procedure cannot remove these ...
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  • 11. Coping with Desmoid Tumors Treatment
  • Executive Summary Desmoid tumor treatment results into causing various side effects and alterations to the patient’s body. The results of treatment show variations as per the individuals. Sometimes the same treatment strategy used for a particular disease condition evolves with different effec...
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  • 12. Follow-Up Care of Desmoid tumors
  • Executive Summary Follow-up care for desmoid tumors refers to the after-treatment protocols conducted by the healthcare team to look after recurrence, manage the side effects, and monitor the patients’ overall health. Both medical and physical examinations are included in the follow-up care of...
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  • 13. Survivorship of desmoid tumors
  • Executive Summary Survivorship begins immediately after the diagnosis of desmoid tumors. The patients under treatment and whose disease conditions are cured after the treatment are referred to as the cancer survivors. Survival is considered one of the most challenging aspects of desmoid tumors, ...
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  • 14. Desmoid Tumour Questions to Ask Your Healthcare Team
  • Patients will have a lot of queries in their minds concerning their disease condition. Open communication with the doctor and health care team is crucial in making informed choices regarding cancer treatment and care. Below is a list of questions patients can ask their healthcare team regarding d...
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  • 15. Additional Resources Desmoid Tumour
  • Below are some links that can provide ample information regarding Desmoid tumours, covering all aspects of the disease condition. These links will help render truthful information regarding a desmoid tumour, diagnosis, symptoms and signs, risk factors, treatments and post-treatment care. The bel...
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