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Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

Other Names for this Disease
  • DFSP
  • Familial dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (subtype)
  • Giant cell fibroblastoma
  • Metastatic dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (subtype)
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  • My husband had dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans on his thigh.  Will it spread to other parts of the body by the lymph?  If it spreads, what are the symptoms?  Can dermatofibrosarcoma affect heart, lungs, liver, kidney or other internal organs?  If so, what are the symptoms?  Can any symptoms be found during a complete body checkup before it spreads?
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  • My husband had a mole on his leg and a biopsy confirmed that it is a dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans.  Is this very harmful like other cancers?  Is there any chance it could spread to other parts of the body?  What is the chance for recurrence?  What are the available treatments?  Are there precautions to take to avoid recurrence? Click here for answer

  • My mother had a tumor removed from her back. They diagnosed the tumor as a dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans. They don't think they got it all. How quickly will this tumor regrow. Will my mother have to have another surgery. She is in her 80's and does not want to undergo a second surgery. Click here for answer