Antoinette Lamon & Tamir Ockleberry 3rd Period
What is Cardiac Sarcoma?
- Cardiac Sarcoma is a rare type of tumor that occurs in the heart. Cardiac Sarcoma is primary Maligant Cancerous Cardiac tumor.
- It occurs any age, but more commonly seen in the age 20's to 40's.
- Occur equally in males and females.
How Is Cardiac Sarcoma Diagnosed ?
- It is diagnosed based on what symptoms are present.
- Magnatic Resonance
- Chest X-Ray
- Cardiac Catherization
Symptoms of Cardiac Sarcoma
- A type of symptom of Cardiac Sarcoma is A tumor on the heart. A tumor on the heart vary depending on the location of the tumor.
- Most people have painless mass or growth in the leg.
- Pain or soreness in the area of mass caused by tumor pushing nerves or muscles.
- Specific treatment for Cardiac Sarcoma will Always be determined by the doctor based on your age' overall health, medical history, tolerance, and your opinion on performance.
- Heart transplant has been performed in selected patients due to extra cardiac extension.
- Cardiac Sarcoma are very aggressive tumors and at least 80% have metastic disease at the same time of diagnosed.
- 90% survive less than 9 months following diagnosed of cardiac sarcoma.