Heart cancer

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

Heart cancer is cancer that involves different regions of the heart. It is extremely rare. Many types of the disease includes myxomas, fibromas, rhabdomyomas, and hamartomas.

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]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Heart cancer: Is there such a thing? - MayoClinic.com". Retrieved 2009-03-14.