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Dr. James Lin
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Sarcoma (Overview)

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 / lymphoma / myeloma family.


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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

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Dr. James Lin
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Sarcoma (Overview)

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 / lymphoma / myeloma family.


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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

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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