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what is the rate of recurrence for sarcoma?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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It depends.: There are a wide variety of different sarcomas. The most important pieces of information regarding recurrence rates are if the sarcoma is "low grade" or "high grade" (also known as well vs. Poorly differentiated). Also, you should find out the exact kind of sarcoma. For example, is this liposarcoma, or is this a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor? Check with your surgeon or oncologist.
Dr. Benjamin Kim
General Surgery 43 years experience
Depends : After surgery, sarcoma recurrence will depend upon the type, size, grade, location and the adequacy of the surgery. If tumor was left behind, it will recurr. In the extremities, radiation may allow a closer resection margin with comparable results to a more radical operation. Low grade tumors may recurr late- even over a decade.

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Are kaposi sarcomas lethal?

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A 38-year-old member asked:

How fast does a spindle cell sarcoma grow?

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Lots of variety.: The term "spindle cell" sarcoma is a generic descriptive term that doesn't really give enough information. It would be like asking, "i saw a convertible, how fast can it go?" additional testing often reveals exactly what kind of sarcoma, and then once you know that, you can more accurately discuss the prognosis and the treatment.
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What is sarcoma?

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Dr. Swati Avashia
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Soft tissue tumor: Sarcomas are uncommon tumors that arise from the soft tissues in your body: muscles, tendons, fat, the lining of your joints, blood vessels, and nerves. They can be very serious, especially if there is a delay in the time to diagnosis.
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Most sarcomas arise from soft tissues, however they can arise from any mesenchymal tissue including bone. Sarcomas from bone are known as osteogenic sarcomas..
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A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the most common symptoms of sarcoma?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Depends on location: Early sarcomas may have no symptoms. Location of the sarcoma produces specific symptoms such as pain (bone, back, limbs); noticeable mass, and genralized symptoms such as weight loss, fatigue, low blood counts, etc, for advanced cancers.
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Do a lot of people get sarcoma?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Fewer than carcinoma: Sarcomas are cancers of the connective tissue and muscles. These are less common than carcinoma, i.e., cancers of the epithelial tissues.

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