What are the chances of one surviving synovial sarcoma?

>50% likely cure. Assuming the tumor has not metastasized to the lungs, a majority of patients with this cancer enjoy long-term survival with today's treatments, which are evolving. Since synovial sarcoma has a trademark genetic defect, a specific "magic bullet" may be discovered as has happened for similar cancers. I admire your courage and wish you luck.
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. Statistics don't help. You have a chance!

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

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.
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.

I was told yesterday that I have 2 fibroids in my uterus wall. What are the chances of the fibroids turning cancerous, I have had synovial sarcoma bef?

Congrats on. Your success with synovial sarcoma. Fibroids almost never 'convert' to cancer, but can be an associated cause of infertility and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. There are ways of ablating the fibroids without hysterectomy. Fibroids are very common. Celebrate your success and do not worry about these unless symptomatic or an issue with wanting to be preganant.

How serious is synovial sarcoma?

Very. Synovial sarcomas are serious cancers of the joints. Surgery can be curative, and chemotherapy may also be recommended to decrease the risk for a recurrence. The size of the tumor, and invasion of structures in and around the joint are predictive of cure or recurrence.
It's a cancer. Synovial sarcoma is a rare cancer that arises near joints. Despite the name synovial, referring to the lining of joints, it almost never arises within a joint. Surgical removal is the mainstay of treatment. Radiation is often added to lower risk of it growing back. It is controversial if chemotherapy helps. While the majority of people are cured, it can be a deadly disease.

What are the symptoms of synovial sarcoma?

Synovial sarcoma. Synovial sarcoma usually occurs in the joints of the legs or arms and often occurs in younger individuals. Generally this presents as a painless swelling however advanced stages can be accompanied by weight loss and fatigue.
Growing mass. Synovial sarcomas tend to occur close to joints. They present as a lump which may grow, either quickly or slowly. Unlike other sarcomas, which are painless, synovial sarcoma may be painful. The name synovial is a misnomer. Synovium is the lining membrane of joints, but synovial sarcomas occur near, not in joints and have nothing in common with synovium.

What does it mean to have synovial sarcoma?

It's a cancer. It usually occurs in the soft tissues near joints. Unlike other soft tissue sarcomas, that are painless, it can be painful. It is treated with surgery and radiation. Use of chemotherapy if the tumor hasn't spread is controversial. If the cancer spreads, it usually goes to the lungs. With proper treatment, chances of survival are quite good.

What is the treatment for synovial sarcoma?

It 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. Statistics don't help. You have a chance!
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.

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.
Yes.. As per NCCN guidelines, patients should be diagnosed and managed at a multidisciplinary sarcoma center when possible. If tumor is localized, surgery and radiation are recommended with chemotherapy generally reserved for patients for patients with intermediate or high grade tumors larger than 5 cm. Chemotherapy is the mainstay of therapy for patients whose tumors have spread.

Any docs familiar with synovial sarcoma? What can you tell me about it?

Very aggressive. Synovial sarcomas are aggressive malignancies of the extremities. They arise in the synovial tissue adjacent to joints of the extremities especially around the feet. If allowed to grow before biopsy then when mets are found, cure is difficult. Early suspicion leading to biopsy and resection is the best approach in an attempt to cure.
Rare cancer. It is a rare cancer that usually arises close to joints in younger people. Treatment is with surgery and radiation. It is not clear if chemotherapy helps, but of all sarcoma types, synovial may be more sensitive to chemo than others. If it is caught before it spreads, it can often be cured. If it spreads, it usually goes to the lungs and sometimes the lymph nodes. Need for amputation is rare.
Sarcoma specialist. As per NCCN guidelines, patients should be diagnosed and managed at a multidisciplinary sarcoma center when possible. If tumor is localized, surgery and radiation are recommended with chemotherapy generally reserved for patients for patients with intermediate or high grade tumors larger than 5 cm. Chemotherapy is the mainstay of therapy for patients whose tumors have spread.

What are the current immuno-therapies for synovial sarcoma? How effective are them?

Experimental. Despite "pop" claim and excitement, immunotherapy has historically been a bust for sarcomas. There 's some new stuff but it'a way early. There is a melanoma-sarcoma group at Sloan Kettering; Dr. D'Angelo may have something. Good luck.