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Is synovial sarcoma a serious cancer?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
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In brief: Very

It will invariably kill if it is untreated.
If it has spread to the lungs, we presently have no cure. If it has not, with today's therapy (surgery; the value of radiation and/or chemotherapy, depending on the stage of tumor and type of treatment) more than 50% of patients survive 5-years, the majority of these disease-free. Good luck.

In brief: Very

It will invariably kill if it is untreated.
If it has spread to the lungs, we presently have no cure. If it has not, with today's therapy (surgery; the value of radiation and/or chemotherapy, depending on the stage of tumor and type of treatment) more than 50% of patients survive 5-years, the majority of these disease-free. Good luck.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Yes. It is not

Common, 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 lymphnodes.
Resection free margins is key. Best wishes & good luck.

In brief: Yes. It is not

Common, 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 lymphnodes.
Resection free margins is key. Best wishes & good luck.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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