Langerhans cell sarcoma

Overview

Type of disease: Rare conditions

Langerhans cell sarcoma is a form of cancer characterized by abnormal growth of Langerhans cell found in the lymph nodes, which are small gland-like organs that are part of the body's immune system. Since lymph nodes are situated in many parts of the body, abnormal cell growth can lead to problems occuring in many organs, such as the liver, lungs and the spleen. Hence, individuals may experience digestive as well as immune system problems. Individuals may be more prone to being ill and have trouble recovering from them. Treatment depends on the severity of the cancer. Doctors may suggest patients undergo surgery to remove the abnormal cell growth. If the cancer has progressed, doctors may also suggest chemotherapy or radiotherapy

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