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What causes Desmoid tumors?
No one knows the exact cause of Desmoid tumors. Researchers have found that Desmoid tumors may occur in patients who have a history of polyposis coli, a hereditary colon cancer syndrome.
What are the symptoms of a Desmoid tumor?
Because Desmoid tumors affect tissue that is elastic and easily moved, a tumor may exist for a long time before being discovered, growing large and pushing aside surrounding tissue.
Each child may experience symptoms differently, but here's a list of the most common symptoms of Desmoid tumors:
The symptoms of Desmoid tumors may resemble other conditions or medical problems, so you should always talk to you child's doctor for a diagnosis.
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