A 39-year-old member asked:
How is a sarcoma prevented?
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Internal Medicine 44 years experience
It's not: Unfortunately, there are no known preventive measures for sarcoma.
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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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Last updated Nov 28, 2012
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