Common questions

Is leiomyosarcoma curable?

Is leiomyosarcoma curable?

Can leiomyosarcoma be cured? Currently, there is no cure for leiomyosarcoma. The chance for remission is best if the tumor is low grade and is diagnosed at an early stage, but leiomyosarcoma is an aggressive cancer that is often diagnosed at later stages, when it has spread to other parts of the body.

How long can you live with leiomyosarcoma?

95 out of every 100 people (95%) with leiomyosarcoma of the skin survive their cancer for 5 years or more after diagnosis. Around 70 out of every 100 people (around 70%) with leiomyosarcoma of the limbs survive their cancer for 5 years or more after they are diagnosed.

Does leiomyosarcoma always come back?

Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) or soft tissue sarcoma is no exception. LMS has the highest chance of recurrence approximately two years after diagnosis. The chances of recurrence thereafter are present, but they are less than they are in the first two years.

What is the survival rate for leiomyosarcoma?


SEER Stage 5-Year Relative Survival Rate
Localized 66%
Regional 34%
Distant 13%
All SEER stages combined 41%

How rare is leiomyosarcoma?

Leiomyosarcoma is a relatively rare form of cancer, and accounts for between 5–10% of soft tissue sarcomas , which are in themselves relatively rare. Leiomyosarcomas can be very unpredictable.

What are the survival rates of osteosarcoma?

When treated appropriately, patients with high grade osteosarcoma in one location have a survival rate of about 70%. The survival rate is higher for patients with low grade tumors, and it is lower for those whose disease has spread throughout the body and for those whose tumors have a poor response to chemotherapy.

What is the survival rate from sarcoma cancer?

Overall, the 5-year survival rate for soft tissue sarcomas is about 65%. The 5-year survival rate for cancer that has reached nearby organs or lymph nodes is about 50%.

What is leiomyosarcoma cancer?

Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) is a rare cancer that starts in smooth muscles that line organs like your stomach, bladder, and intestines.

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