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Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour (MPNST)

What is a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour? A malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour is a type of cancer that develops from a nerve. It is part of a group of cancers called sarcomas.  Most malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours occur in adults.  Common locations include the neck, arm, leg and buttock. What is a …
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Neurofibroma

What is a neurofibroma? A neurofibroma is a common non-cancerous type of tumour that starts from the cells normally found in a nerve. It can occur at any age and in any location in the body. What is a nerve? Nerves are like long wires made up of groups of cells called neurons. Nerves transmit …
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