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Does sarcoma usually cause many symptoms?

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

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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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How does the rous sarcoma vrius cause cancer?

How does the rous sarcoma vrius cause cancer?

Oncongene insertion: Rous sarcoma virus inserts a gene (src) into the dna of the animal it is infecting. This gene enables the uncontrolled replication of the cells it infects. Cancer arises in the tissues from this uncontrolled growth. ...Read more

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What is the chance that bone pain is caused by ewing's sarcoma? What are the usual symptoms?

What is the chance that bone pain is caused by ewing's sarcoma? What are the usual symptoms?

Sarcomas are rare: While Ewing's sarcoma is usually painful, it's an extremely rare tumor, so the chances of having it are very low. About 3 in a million people get it and usually in their teenage years. Most bone pain has other causes. The usual symptoms are pain and a mass (swelling). ...Read more

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My 29 year old was daughter was diagnosis with high grade undifferentiated sarcoma primary site lung 13.9 CM mass removed in nov . What is her prognosis?

My 29 year old was daughter was diagnosis with high grade undifferentiated sarcoma primary site lung 13.9 CM mass removed in nov . What is her prognosis?

Variable: It depends on her stage of disease that i assume was early and her sarcoma had not metastasized and hence she had surgery. She will need oncological follow up and chemotherapy may be indicated. Please see an oncologist and discuss pathology reports with them. ...Read more

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Does taking pain killers beneficial for the leg pains caused by ewing's sarcoma?

Does taking pain killers beneficial for the leg pains caused by ewing's sarcoma?

Pain meds: Taking pain medications is helpful for leg pain from ewing's sarcoma as it will keep you more comfortable and allow you to perform you normal activities. But it is important that you are getting treatment for the ewing's sarcoma. If the pain is worsening then make sure to speak with your oncologist about the problem. ...Read more

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Is abdominal pain caused by kaposi's sarcoma?

Is abdominal pain caused by kaposi's sarcoma?

Not necessarily. : There are a lot of things that can give you abdominal pain- both physical and psychological abnormality/condition can give you abdominal pain, if you have kaposi's sarcoma and if you have abdominal pain- go to see your doctor and get yourself checked. Kaposi's sarcoma can involve GI tract and can give you different GI symptoms including abdominal pain etc. ...Read more

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How long does human herpes 8 virus , the one that causes kaposi sarcoma, live outside the body on a door handle?

How long does human herpes 8 virus , the one that causes kaposi sarcoma, live outside the body on a door handle?

It doesn't really: very long on inanimate objects. The virus "dies" outside a living tissue. If it lived for very long virtually everyone would have it. We all would have picked up on the door handle of our local Starbucks. ...Read more

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Had 1951 pediatric radiation treatments for a sarcoma on the right mandible. It caused hearing loss, thyroid, dental problems. How should I handle it?

Had 1951 pediatric radiation treatments for a sarcoma on the right mandible. It caused hearing loss, thyroid, dental problems. How should I handle it?

Need more info : Having radiation treatment in the jaw can lead to numerous complications. Especially at an early age. Growth influence possible. Living into sixties is a blessing and tribute to your medical care. However need more information about what dental problems you are experiencing. Caries, tooth loss, dry mouth, bite problems, etc. ...Read more

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Can carcinomas or sarcomas of the colon, esophageal, stomach cause a fever?

Can carcinomas or sarcomas of the colon, esophageal, stomach cause a fever?

Cancer fever: A fever is an common symptom related to many conditions, mostly benign. An increase in body temperature is most often a biological response to a viral or bacterial infection. In some cases, however, a persistent fever can be related to cancer. Most common types of cancers associated with fever- lymphoma and leukemia. If you have had a persistent low grade temperature best to be evaluated. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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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

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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

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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 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

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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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Anaplastic (Definition)

This largely relates to cancer cells and is a description of how variant the structure and division pattern is from normal cells. An anaplastic cells has weird internal componens, sometimes extra nuclei, and a bizarre pattern of division. They are usually more rapidly dividing and are a serious type of abnormality ...Read more