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In cases of malignant fibrous histiocytoma, treatment may involve chemotherapy and surgery. Factors that affect treatment of malignant fibrous histiocytoma include such things as the location of the tumor, whether it is localized or metastatic, and the patient's age and general health.

Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma Treatment: An Overview

Malignant fibrous histiocytoma is generally treated the same as osteosarcoma and appears to have a similar response to treatment.
Malignant fibrous histiocytoma treatment options vary based on factors such as:
  • Whether the malignant fibrous histiocytoma is localized or metastatic
  • The location of the tumor
  • The patient's age and general health.

Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma Treatment Options

In general, treatment options for malignant fibrous histiocytoma may involve surgery and chemotherapy. Patients should work with their doctors to develop a treatment plan that meets their medical needs and personal values. Choosing the most appropriate malignant fibrous histiocytoma treatments is a decision that ideally involves the patient, the family, and the healthcare team.
Treating Localized Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma
Treatment of localized malignant fibrous histiocytoma may include chemotherapy followed by surgery to remove the tumor and surrounding tissue.
Metastatic Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma Treatment
There is no standard treatment for cancer that cannot be removed with surgery or cancer cells that have spread (metastasized). In these situations, the malignant fibrous histiocytoma prognosis is poor.
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