A malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor is a form of cancer surrounding the nerves. Is it also called as neurofibrosarcoma.
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor mostly occurs in the deep tissue of the trunk, legs and arms but it can also occur in any part of your body.
You will feel pain and you will become weak especially in the areas that are affected. Growing mass or lump may also occur.
A person who undergone a radiation therapy for cancer or has a neurofibromatosis which causes nerve tumors will often have malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors but a person with neurofibrosarcoma will have no risk factors for this disease.
Surgery is the treatment for people who have malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor as well as chemotherapy and radiation therapy.