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Can you die from sarcoma?

Can you die from sarcoma?

Yes: Left untreated, sarcomas eventually result in death. The length of time before death occurs depends upon the type of sarcoma, how rapidly it is progressing, the location of the sarcoma, the overall health of the patient, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Sarcoma (Definition)

By definition, it is malignant (i.e., being locally invasive and at least theoreticlally capable of metastasizing), and arises from / mimics muscle or connective tissue elements that are not marrow or immune / white cells. The sarcomas are a tremendously varied and troublesome family of tumors, though thankfully less common than carcinomas and the leukemia / ...Read more


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What is asteroid sarcoma?

What is asteroid sarcoma?

Immediately: Seek out a 2nd opinion. I have not heard of that diagnosis. Sometimes inexperienced pathologists may make that diagnosis. If you have been given a diagnosis of sarcoma, it is imperative that you seek out a 2nd opinion from an expert pathologist in sarcoma. I have been trained in sarcoma from MD Anderson Cancer Center and offer free consults david.stockman@orthopath.com ...Read more

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What is asteroid sarcoma?

Osteosarcoma?: While "asteroid sarcoma" is not described in the medical or astronomy literature, it sounds a lot like osteosarcoma, so I presume that was the question. Osteosarcoma is a rare cancer of bones that usually occurs in teenagers. Treatment is with chemotherapy and surgery. In many cases, it can be cured, especially if it is caught before it spreads. Amputation is required only rarely. ...Read more

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What to do if I have kaposis sarcoma?

Very good treatments: If you have KS, although there are specific medications for it, typically treating the underlying disease (AIDS) with take care of the KS. If you have been confirmed to have KS, you need to be under the treatment of an Infectious Diseases doctor or whoever handles HIV/AIDS in your area. ...Read more

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What are the tests for ewing's sarcoma?

Biopsy : The biopsy establishes the diagnosis. An MRI shows the local extent of the tumor. A ct of the chest show if it spread to the lungs. A bone scan will look if tumor spread to bone. Sometimes a pet ct is done instead. A bone marrow biopsy is done to see if tumor spread to the bone marrow. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ewing's sarcoma?

Ewing's symptoms...: Symptoms can include: pain and/or swelling, usually in the arms, legs, chest, back, or pelvis (area between the hips). A lump in the arms, legs, chest, or pelvis. Fever for no known reason. A bone that breaks for no known reason. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have kaposis sarcoma?

Examination: Usually one can tell just by examining the patient. If there is a question, a biopsy can be performed. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How come I have sarcoma, but nobody else in the family has it?

Rare: Sarcoma like many cancers do not have familial predilections. They are sporadic and rare which is good. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for sarcoma?

Depends: Depends upon location of sarcoma.Surgery, radiation, chemotherapy will be helpful to cure/control sarcoma. ...Read more

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What exactly is soft tissue sarcoma?

Soft tissue cancer: Sarcomas are cancers that affect the cells that are part of the support structure of our bodies. The more common type of cancer, adenocarcinomas, start in glands of the body, like breast, colon, lung, etc. But sarcomas start in bone, fat, muscles, ligaments and some parts of the skin, . ...Read more

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What is the etiology of ewing sarcoma?

No body know: For sure what the etiology a lot research are going on. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to die from ewing sarcoma?

Is it unusual to die from ewing sarcoma?

It depends: Each case is different, but overall survival is about 70%. Some cases have a more favorable prognosis, some less. But nobody can tell the future for any specific patient. Just do all you can to maximizes the chances of survival and pray for the best. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the signs of soft tissue sarcoma?

Painless mass: Most soft tissue sarcomas, with few exceptions like synovial sarcoma, are painless. Patients and even some doctors are falsely reassured by the absence of pain. Sarcomas may grow quickly or very slowly, but any painless mass has to be evaluated appropriately. While a painless mass can turn out to be a benign lipoma, a sarcoma has to be ruled out. An MRI can readily diagnose a lipoma. ...Read more

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Do people with sarcoma have a lot of pain?

They can: Depending upon where the sarcoma is and what tissues are involved, patients with sarcoma may have pain. Often the pain resolves as the sarcoma responds to therapy but sometimes not. It is important that the oncologist know about any pain the patient may be having so that it can be addressed. There are many options available to treat pain. Pain is not a symptom to ignore/ put up with. ...Read more

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What does a soft tissue sarcoma look like?

Very hard...: To describe. Some are fibrous sarcomas and some are fatty liposaromas. Generally are hard, firm, gritty, gray-yellow rounded densities. Can infiltrate other tissues or can push other normal tissues away. Feels and looks differently than surrounding normal tissues. ...Read more

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Have ewing sarcoma . Is the pain constant?

It could be: In the early stages no but later on yes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of kaposi's sarcoma?

Rash: Kaposi's sarcoma usually presents with a rash. It can occur anywhere. Occasionally, they are seen in the mouth, and rarely they may start in the lungs or the intestinal tract. ...Read more

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What are the tests for soft tissue sarcoma?

What are the tests for soft tissue sarcoma?

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. ...Read more

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What is an example of a soft tissue sarcoma is?

Many types: Some examples are malignant fibrous histiocytoma, dermatofibrosarcoma protuberant, angiosarcoma and leiomyosarcoma. All are basically named by the tissue they originate from. ...Read more