Angiosarcoma of the liver

Angiosarcoma is a form of liver cancer which originates in the lining of a blood vessel or lymphatics (the endothelium). It typically affects people in their 60s and 70s. Because angiosarcoma originates in a blood vessel, it has a risk of fast growth due to the native blood supply, and the the cancer cells are able to be carried to distant sites (most commonly lungs), where it can metastasize.Workers in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) polymerization plants and those in contact with arsenic containing insecticides are at a higher risk of developing angiosarcoma.

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