Desmoid tumors, a rare type of soft tissue neoplasm (new abnormal growth or tumor), usually develop in the arms, legs, abdomen or chest of children and adults. Sometimes they are called aggressive fibromatosis. Although they typically don't spread to other parts of the body, they can quickly invade nearby tissues and organs. Desmoid tumors sometimes occur in people who have a family history of colon cancer, particularly those with familial adenomatous polyposis.
Why choose Mayo Clinic for desmoid tumors
- Experience. Because desmoid tumors are rare, not all doctors are experienced in treating them. At Mayo Clinic, you'll find the experienced specialists that you need.
- Expertise and team approach. Your multidisciplinary team of experts may include medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, orthopedic oncologists (orthopedic surgeons who specialize in bone and soft tissue tumors), plastic surgeons, vascular surgeons, general surgeons and rehabilitation experts.
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