Mary Smith, PhD of SpringWorks Therapeutics explains the pathophysiology and diagnosis of Desmoid tumors.

Desmoid tumors are benign soft tissue tumors that can invade surrounding healthy tissues, including joints, muscle, and viscera. These rare tumors can arise anywhere in the body and can cause significant morbidities, including severe pain, internal bleeding, and reduced mobility.

As Smith explains in this video, a diagnosis can be difficult due to the slow nature of the condition and the non- specificity of the symptoms. There are currently no FDA-approved therapies for the treatment of desmoid tumors. 

For more information about this and other benign cancers, visit https://checkrare.com/diseases/cancers/ 

 

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