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i wanted to know is chemotherapy effective on high grade spindle cell sarcoma?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Some help: High grade spindle cell sarcomas are aggressive and every effort to remove the primary, control the surgical site if larger than 10 cm with RT should be made. If metastatic foci are noted surgical resection can also benefit as seen with lung mets. Primary treatment with drugs like Ifosfamide and platinum may help but primary removal is most important

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Help please! is chemotherapy effective on high grade spindle cell sarcoma?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Yes it often is: Spindle cell cancers are often called sarcomas. They can arise either in the soft tissues or in the bones. Ask your doctor what is the name of your cancer? If it is a sarcoma, chemotherapy is useful in about half of the cases, often it is used in conjunction with surgery and radiotherapy.

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