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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Spindle Cell Sarcoma

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Help please! is chemotherapy effective on high grade spindle cell sarcoma?

Help please! is chemotherapy effective on high grade spindle cell sarcoma?

Yes it often is: Spindle cell cancers are often called sarcomas. They can arise either in the soft tissues or in the bones. Ask your doctor what is the name of your cancer? If it is a sarcoma, chemotherapy is useful in about half of the cases, often it is used in conjunction with surgery and radiotherapy. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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I wanted to know is chemotherapy effective on high grade spindle cell sarcoma?

I wanted to know is chemotherapy effective on high grade spindle cell sarcoma?

Some help: High grade spindle cell sarcomas are aggressive and every effort to remove the primary, control the surgical site if larger than 10 cm with RT should be made. If metastatic foci are noted surgical resection can also benefit as seen with lung mets. Primary treatment with drugs like Ifosfamide and platinum may help but primary removal is most important ...Read more

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How fast does a spindle cell sarcoma grow?

How fast does a spindle cell sarcoma grow?

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. ...Read more

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Do you live after treatment for ewing sarcoma?

Let me try to give: The overall chance of long-term survival with ewing's sarcoma is currently about 60%. This is a composite figure. Survival is about 75% for patients with localized tumor ...Read more

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What would be a highly effective known treatment for a desmoid sarcoma?

Varies case by case: It is better known as fibromatosis or desmoid tumor since it is benign and is not a sarcoma (cancer). Mainstay of treatment is surgical excision, if it is feasible. Recurrence rate is rather high, so radiation is often given. If tumor cannot be removed safely, options include radiation, low dose chemotherapy and not doing anything and observing. Each case is different, so ask your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for synovial sarcoma?

Surgery foremost: There are conflicting results on whether radiation and/or any chemotherapy protocol helps at any particular stage. If the tumor has not spread to the lungs, for most patients a 5-year disease-free survival is more likely than not. Unoperated, the disease is lethal. Good luck, and thanks for asking. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for synovial sarcoma?

Yes: Treatment of synovial sarcoma is centered on surgical removal of the tumor with a cuff of normal tissue around it (medical term is wide resection). Radiation is given either before or after surgery in many cases. Use of chemotherapy is controversial as it gives a minimal improvement in survival rates at best. Chances of cure are about 60-70% overall, but every case is different. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for synovial sarcoma?

What is the best treatment for synovial sarcoma?

Still under study: Everyone agrees that surgery is foremost. Whether local radiation and/or adjuvant chemotherapy (and if so what kind) are helpful is still up for grabs, with different studies giving different results for different stages of tumor. Unless the disease has spread to the lungs, the chances of long-term survival are generally better than even. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some soft tissue sarcoma treatments?

Surgery primary: Primary treatment of sarcoma is surgery, sometimes accompanied by radiation therapy or less often chemotherapy. New treatments being evaluated. ...Read more

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