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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shady Macaron
19 years experience General Surgery
Not related: Soft tissue sarcoma do not metastasis via lymphatics except in very rare situations. Thus these lymphatics are not related to the sarcoma you have. I ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
A mass?: The most common knee mass is the familiar baker cyst. Cancer arising in the knee is usually a sarcoma of some sort; osteosarcomas, ewing sarcomas, and ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Biopsy, scans: Typical tests include a biopsy for establishing the diagnosis and blood work. Scans such as ct scans or MRI scans are also performed.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Whitman
35 years experience Surgical Oncology
Many types: Some examples are malignant fibrous histiocytoma, dermatofibrosarcoma protuberant, angiosarcoma and leiomyosarcoma. All are basically named by the tis ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nirav Shah
21 years experience Sports Medicine
Diagnosis MRI?: Looks like a summary of an MRI Report. Grade 2 chondromalacia means you have some like age and activity related softening or wearing away of the arti ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Borderline lesion: In the spectrum of fibrous tissue tumors, fibromatosis representing a lesion at the lower end. It begins with keloid, then desmoid , progressing to fi ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasthi Wilson
22 years experience Radiation Oncology
Rare bone cancer: Osteosarcoma is usually a tumor or cancer of the bone, as opposed to most other sarcomas which are "soft tissue" sarcomas. Sometimes osteosarcoma ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Suspicious : Any mass or lump in the lung is suspicious . If you are talking about a lump you feel in the soft tissue around the chest cavity area . These are not ... Read More
A 13-year-old female asked:
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Not exactly: A tumor can have calcification or not. You can get calcification in soft tissue without a tumor also, depends on the context.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Guess that mass : Statistically a lipoma, but your doctor may find this to be something else after its examined. Good luck.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Whitman
35 years experience Surgical Oncology
Benign vs malignant: A tendon sheath tumor could be a malignant sarcoma or a benign tumor (by definition not a sarcoma).
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not soft tissue: There is joint swelling because of inflammation in the synovial membrane which lines the joint.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Jefferson
24 years experience Podiatry
Why was test done?: Sounds like a bone scan or MRI was done. The findings are most likely a small fracture, infection, or arthritis. It would be helpful to know the sym ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Testicular mass: Masses in the testes, especially in young need follow up, blood work -alpha-fetoprotein, b HCG , additional imaging to check metastases, Malignancy ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Heal from what?: Joints iften do not heal depending on the causes of the trauma or inflammation. They heal but the same mechanisms that any tissue heals.
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A female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Any Cancer can bruis: The only way to remove your scared feeling is to get this lump biopsied or removed and check it out under the microscope. Your doctor can guide you fu ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: He/she will listen to you, perform an examination, possibly order some tests, and see what's going on.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
No: Arthritis is inflammation in the joints. Soft tissue damage is more of a description of injury to non bone structures.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Crystal Twynham
32 years experience General Surgery
Wildly variable: "soft tissue sarcomas" encompass over 100 different types of cancers, depending on what tissue it started in (fat, supporting tissue, muscle, bone, gu ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Varies greatly: An alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma may appear and kill in a week or two. A well-differentiated liposarcoma can grow for ten years without your knowing it, ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Variable: Some soft tissue sarcomas are liposarcomas and even pathology has difficulty. Some other sarcomas do look different.
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A female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Don't usually bruise: Sarcomas of the foot uncommon. The most frequent sarcoma is liposarcoma that would be extremely rare followed by fibrosarcomas usually beginning with ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Iris: Stroma is made up of fibers & cells.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Blake Miller
12 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Plica: Scar tissue and a plica are separate things. A plica is an embryological synovial (joint lining) tissue that can be symptomatic occasionally. Scar tis ... Read More

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