Heart cancer

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Heart cancer
Classification and external resources
Specialty Oncology
ICD-10 C38.0, D15.1
ICD-9-CM 164.1, 212.7
MeSH D006338

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

Primary[edit]

Most heart tumors begin with 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.[1] According to Mayo Clinic: "At Mayo Clinic, on average only one case of heart cancer is seen each year."[1] In a study conducted in the Hospital of the Medical University of Vienna 113 primary cardiac tumour cases were identified in a time period of 15 years with 11 being malignant. The mean survival in the latter group of patients was found to be 26.2 ± 9.8 months.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Moynihan, Timothy J. (2015-03-25). "Heart cancer: Is there such a thing?". MayoClinic.com. Retrieved 2015-06-01. 
  2. ^ Habertheuer A, Laufer G, Wiedemann D, Andreas M, Ehrlich M, Rath C, Kocher A. (April 2015). "Primary cardiac tumors on the verge of oblivion: a European experience over 15 years.". J Cardiothorac Surg. 10: 56. doi:10.1186/s13019-015-0255-4. PMC 4423145. PMID 25928192.