Diagnosis and Treatment Glossary

Here are some of the common terms used in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancer.  

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Leiomyosarcoma

A malignant tumour of smooth muscle, most commonly found in the uterus, stomach, small bowel, and at the base of the bladder.  It is the second most common sarcomas of soft tissues.  This tumour is rare in children, occurring most commonly in the bladder, prostate, and stomach.