Sarcoma UK has produced a new information booklet available for anyone affected by leiomyosarcoma.
This new information booklet is for anyone affected by leiomyosarcoma – patients, family and friends, and healthcare professionals looking to educate patients and carers about the disease.
This booklet explains what leiomyosarcoma is, how it is diagnosed and the treatment options available. It also has information on where you can go for support. It is your personal guide with space available to keep all your diagnosis information and the details of your next hospital appointments.
Leiomyosarcoma is a type of sarcoma, which is a rare form of cancer. Leiomyosarcoma develops in the smooth muscle cells, which are sometimes called involuntary muscles because they cause organs to contract without our control.
The cancer is most commonly found in the limbs, the tummy (abdomen), the uterus, and the retroperitoneum (which is found deep in the abdomen and pelvis, behind the abdominal lining).
Leiomyosarcoma mostly affects adults and is very rare in people under 20 years of age.