What Are the Survival Rates for Angiosarcoma?


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Overall five-year survival rates for angiosarcoma are about 31 percent, according to PubMed. Patients who received doxorubicin without surgery survived progression-free for about four to five-and-one-half months. Scalp angiosarcoma patients who received paclitaxel survived progression-free about seven months or about three months when the cancer was below the clavicle.

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Patients with tumors having negative microscopic surgical margins and shallow depth typically survived longer, but the size of a tumor was not significant in determining the length of patients' overall survival rates, notes PubMed. Angiosarcoma is a rare, aggressive cancer that attacks the blood vessels and can develop in any part of the body.

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