Top
20
Doctor insights on: Kaposi's Sarcoma

Share
1

1
What is sarcoma?

What is sarcoma?

Cancer: Sarcomas are cancers derived from "mesenchymal" tissues, generally referred to as bone and soft tissue. These differ from carcinomas that are derived from epithelial tissue. Sarcomas are less common and tend to behave differently than carcinomas. ...Read more

See 6 more doctor answers
Dr. Patricia Foster
2 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
What a sarcoma...

What a sarcoma...

A cancer : Sarcomas are relatively uncommon tumors that arise from connective tissue. Sarcomas can arise from fat, muscle, cartilage, bone or bone marrow. They can show up just about anywhere. They tend to be slower growing tumors and often do not respond well to chemotherapy or radiation treatments. Surgery is often the first and best treatment for soft tissue sarcomas. ...Read more

3

3
What is Ewing's sarcoma?

Adolescent bone Ca: Ewing sarcoma is a malignant bone tumor of childhood. It appears in adolescents between the ages of 10 and 20 years old. It is the second most common bone cancer after osteosarcoma originating mostly long and large bones. . Approximately 1 in 4 children will have metastatic disease at the time of diagnosis A five drug regimen of vincristine, doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, ifosfamide, and etoposide is now most commonly used for treatment. ...Read more

4

4
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

See 2 more doctor answers
5

5
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

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
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

7

7
Do a lot of people get sarcoma?

Do a lot of people get sarcoma?

Relatively rare: Sarcomas are a diverse and relatively rare group of malignant tumors that develop in soft tissue and bone. Soft tissue sarcomas form in fat, muscles, nerves, joints, blood vessels, and deep skin tissues. It is estimated that in 2011, approximately 10, 980 and 2, 810 americans will be diagnosed with soft tissue and bone sarcomas, respectively. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
What is ewing's sarcoma exactly?

What is ewing's sarcoma exactly?

Rare cancer: It is a rare cancer which usually occurs in teenagers and young adults. It more commonly occurs in bones such as the thigh bone and pelvis, but can occur in other bones and soft tissues. The usual treatment is chemotherapy and surgical removal of tumor. Sometimes radiation is used in addition to or even instead of surgery if surgery would not remove entire tumor or would be to debilitating. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
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

10

10
What does soft cell sarcoma feel like?

What does soft cell sarcoma feel like?

Often no symptoms: You may have no symptoms other than a soft tissue mass. ...Read more

11

11
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

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Does sarcoma usually cause many symptoms?

Depends: It depends on the type of sarcoma, location of the lesion and stage of lesion. Sarcomas are cancers of the connective tissue, muscle and bone. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
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

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
Is it true that a sarcoma is a neoplasia?

Yes: Sarcoma is a rare type of cancer that arises from bones, muscles, nerves, fat and connective tissues in general. Neoplasia (or neoplasm) means formation of new tissue. As sarcoma, or any cancer, involves growth of new tissue, it is therefore a neoplasm. ...Read more

15

15
Sarcoma can be derived from which tissues?

Sarcoma can be derived from which tissues?

Supportive tissues: Sarcomas fall into a group of malignancies derived from supportive tissue. Osseous sarcomas are derived from bone. The liposarcomas, fibrosarcomas , neurosarcomas have their origin in tissue excluding glandular components as in bowel, They can arise in any part of the body from H&N to retroperitoneum extremity and supportive tissue of stomach and uterus ie leiomyosarcoma ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
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

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
What is the rate of recurrence for sarcoma?

What is the rate of recurrence for sarcoma?

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. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
What is unspecified sarcoma? Is it serious?

Immediately: Seek out a 2nd opinion. Sometimes inexperienced pathologists make that diagnosis if they have not received proper training. 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

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
What is unspecified sarcoma? Is it serious?

Yes: When a lesion is resected whether primary or metastatic and the composition appears to be ill defined but possibly adenocarcinoma, there may be a mixture of cells in the tumor mass, spindle in shape that stain with certain antibodies suggesting sarcomatous origin but with no specific primary noted. These are considered unspecified sarcomatous cells that may make the lesion more aggressive. ...Read more

20

20
How do you treat recurrant Ewing's sarcoma?

Surgery,RT,chemo: When Ewing Sa metastasizes, most common site is lung. Once mets found cure is difficult. It may be necessary to treat the primary tumor with surgery and or RT, while the mets receive chemo. The current chemo regimen is a combination of drugs ,doxorubicin,vincristine) cyclophosphamide and dactinomycin) Here combination chemotherapy has improved long term outcomes but not cures. ...Read more