Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tumors in the Heart

Have you ever known of anyone that had tumors removed from their heart? If you haven't it is because it is not very common.

Human heart cancer health care medicine concept with the inner human organ and red cancer cells forming tumors spreading in the body as a malignant disease that needs chemotherapy or heart surgery. 

Classification and external resources
Heart cancer is an extremely rare form of cancer that is divided into primary tumors of the heart and secondary tumors of the heart.

Most heart tumors are benign myxomas, fibromas, rhabdomyomas, and hamartomas, although malignant sarcomas (such as angiosarcoma or cardiac sarcoma) have been known to occur. In a study of 12,487 autopsies performed in Hong Kong seven cardiac tumors were found, most of which were benign. According to Mayo Clinic: "At Mayo Clinic, on average only one case of heart cancer is seen each year."

                                             Video of a removal of a cardiac tumor.

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