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How is a sarcoma prevented?

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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
It's not: Unfortunately, there are no known preventive measures for sarcoma.
Dr. Benjamin Kim
General Surgery 43 years experience
Can't: Sarcomas, like all malignancies, ultimately involve mutations that dysregulates growth and multiplication of particular cells in the body. Although exposure to mutagens(e.G x-rays, chemicals) or having an inherited mutation (e.g. Li fraumeni syndrome) may markedly increase risk, random errors accumulate and no one is exempt. You can mitigate but not completely prevent sarcomas.

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