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Is fibrosarcoma a type of bone cancer?

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Dr. Ilya Iofin
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: It depends

Fibrosarcoma is a type of cancer. That diagnosis is given based on how it looks under the microscope when the pathologist examines it.
It can occur either in bone or in soft tissues, so it can be a bone cancer. If it occurs in bone, the treatment is chemotherapy and surgical removal of the tumor. If it occurs in the soft tissues, then surgical removal is done, but chemotherapy is controversial.

In brief: It depends

Fibrosarcoma is a type of cancer. That diagnosis is given based on how it looks under the microscope when the pathologist examines it.
It can occur either in bone or in soft tissues, so it can be a bone cancer. If it occurs in bone, the treatment is chemotherapy and surgical removal of the tumor. If it occurs in the soft tissues, then surgical removal is done, but chemotherapy is controversial.
Dr. Ilya Iofin
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: It usually is one

Of the sub-types of "soft-part" sarcoma, meaning *not* bony, but most commonly of the extremilties.

In brief: It usually is one

Of the sub-types of "soft-part" sarcoma, meaning *not* bony, but most commonly of the extremilties.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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