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What is the treatment for synovial sarcoma?
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Thank
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