Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor

What is the prognosis for malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors?

Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST) are aggressive tumors. The chance of surviving a diagnosis of MPNST depends on the size and location of the tumor; people who have a small tumor tend to survive longer than those with a large tumor, and people with a tumor in the arms or legs tend to survive longer those with a tumor in the head and neck regions. Also, MPNSTs that are treated when they first occur have a better prognosis than when the tumor has regrown after initial treatments (recurred) or spread to distant parts of the body (metastasized). One study of 140 patients found that 26% of individuals diagnosed with MPNST were living 10 years after the initial diagnosis. Of those patients who developed a metastasis, 8% were living 10 years after the initial diagnosis.

Last updated on 05-01-20

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Sarcoma UK

Sarcoma UK has an information page about Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor. Click on the link to view this page.

Last updated on 04-27-20

Sarcoma Foundation of America

The Sarcoma Foundation of America provides information about Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor. Click on the link to open the page for this topic.

Last updated on 04-27-20

Name: Sarcoma Foundation of America PO Box 98160
Washington, DC, 20090-8160, United States
Phone: +1-301-253-8687 Fax : +1-301-253-8690 Email: info@curesarcoma.org Url: https://www.curesarcoma.org/
Name: Sarcoma UK 49-51 East Road
London, N1 6AH , United Kingdom
Phone: 020 7250 8271 Toll Free: 0808 801 0401 Email: info@sarcoma.org.uk Url: https://sarcoma.org.uk/

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