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Dr. Anthony Fritz
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly: I am sorry about your mother. Cancer can be a condition that has the potential to shorten a life span. Please see this web link for suggestions as to ... Read More

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Kaposi's sarcoma: Kaposi's sarcoma (ks) is a low-grade vascular tumor associated with infection with human herpesvirus 8 (hhv-8), also known as the ks-associated herpes ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lawenda
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
Oncongene insertion: Rous sarcoma virus inserts a gene (src) into the dna of the animal it is infecting. This gene enables the uncontrolled replication of the cells it inf ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Derivation: sarcomas arise from supportive tissues of the body. They are found in and derived from muscle, fibrous tissue and fascia, fat, nerve, blood vessel a ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
When you cancer is g: Typically chemo is stopped when the cancer is completely gone or the prescribed course has been completed. Ask you oncologist to explain to you what i ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
26 years experience Radiation Oncology
No: Chemotherapy does not make sarcoma worse. However, some kinds of sarcomas are quite resistant to many chemotherapies. Other types like ewing's sarco ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Not new, but...: The july 2011 issue of the journal "cancer" reports just under 70% long-term survival. Since this was 0% before modern treatment, this is good news. T ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilya Iofin
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No. : Sarcomas of bone (osteosarcoma, ewing's etc..) are almost incurable without chemotherapy and have a very good chance of cure with chemotherapy. It is ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julio Hajdenberg
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
We don't really know: Most sarcomas are sporadic, and they don't (usually) run in families. Some very rare genetic disorders may predispose subjects to them. Other rare cau ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes they are: Sarcomas are embryo logically mesodermal tumors like muscle bones , supporting tissue etc, if they are not detected early and not treated they are j ... Read More
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