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How bad is it if one lymph node is postive after synovial sarcoma removal from left calf?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: IIt is not

A common dx, unlike its name, does not always occur at joints, but is lumped as a "soft part sarcoma" so it can metastasize to lungs, but unlike many sarcomas, it can also travel to lymph nodes.
Resection free margins is key. Even 1 node conveys higher risk of relapse.

In brief: IIt is not

A common dx, unlike its name, does not always occur at joints, but is lumped as a "soft part sarcoma" so it can metastasize to lungs, but unlike many sarcomas, it can also travel to lymph nodes.
Resection free margins is key. Even 1 node conveys higher risk of relapse.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Not good, but...

Unless your surgeon / oncologist tells you otherwise, your odds of long-term survival are still probably better than 50%.
Since synovial sarcoma has a distinctive molecular lesion, there's a reasonable chance that within the next few years, a specific inhibitor "magic bullet" may be discovered as has happened for similar cancers. I admire your bravery and wish you luck.

In brief: Not good, but...

Unless your surgeon / oncologist tells you otherwise, your odds of long-term survival are still probably better than 50%.
Since synovial sarcoma has a distinctive molecular lesion, there's a reasonable chance that within the next few years, a specific inhibitor "magic bullet" may be discovered as has happened for similar cancers. I admire your bravery and wish you luck.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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