• By Laurel J. Kelly

Living With Cancer: Understanding heart cancer

July 12, 2019
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Heart cancer: Is there such a thing?
Heart cancer is extremely rare. Most cancers found in the heart have come from elsewhere in the body, including breast cancer, kidney cancer, lung cancer, leukemia, lymphoma and melanoma. Cancer and cancer treatments can affect the heart in other ways, as well. Learn more from Dr. Timothy Moynihan, an emeritus Mayo Clinic medical oncologist.

Vulvar cancer  
Vulvar cancer is a type of cancer that occurs on the outer surface area of the female genitalia. Although it can occur at any age, vulvar cancer is diagnosed most commonly in older adults. Signs and symptoms of vulvar cancer may include itching; pain; bleeding; skin changes, such as color changes or thickening; and lumps, wartlike bumps or open sores. Learn about the risk factors for vulvar cancer and what you can do to keep yourself healthy.

Leiomyosarcoma  
Leiomyosarcoma is a rare cancer that affects smooth muscle tissue. These tumors are most common in the abdomen but can occur anywhere in the body, including the uterus. Other common sites include blood vessels and skin. Leiomyosarcoma can be mistaken for many other types of tumors and benign growths, including uterine fibroids. Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of leiomyosarcoma.

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