Heart cancer

cardiovascular cancer located in the heart

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.

Heart cancer
Classification and external resources
ICD-10C38.0, D15.1
ICD-9164.1, 212.7
MeSHD006338

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]

ReferencesEdit

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