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 Leiomyosarcoma is a type of sarcoma. It spreads through the blood stream and can affect the lungs, liver, blood vessels, or any other soft tissue in the body. It is most often found in the uterus or abdomen.Leiomyosarcoma is a rare cancerous tumor that consists of smooth (involuntary) muscle cells.
Last updated: 8/3/2010
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