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Do doctors see a lot of patients with sarcoma?

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Dr. Eric Whitman
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Only specialists

Most doctors do not see that many patients with sarcoma, only those doctors (surgeons and others) who specialize in the treatment of sarcomas.

In brief: Only specialists

Most doctors do not see that many patients with sarcoma, only those doctors (surgeons and others) who specialize in the treatment of sarcomas.
Dr. Eric Whitman
Dr. Eric Whitman
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Sarcomas are rare compared to the much more common carcinoma so in general doctors see and diagnose them less commonly.
There are specialists that spend their entire day either diagnosing or treating patients with sarcoma, however, so it varies.

In brief: Depends

Sarcomas are rare compared to the much more common carcinoma so in general doctors see and diagnose them less commonly.
There are specialists that spend their entire day either diagnosing or treating patients with sarcoma, however, so it varies.
Dr. Riley Alexander
Dr. Riley Alexander
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: A type of cancer

Sarcomas are type of cancer affecting the connective tissue, muscles and bone.
These are less common than epithelial cancers.

In brief: A type of cancer

Sarcomas are type of cancer affecting the connective tissue, muscles and bone.
These are less common than epithelial cancers.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Ilya Iofin
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Only some doctors

There are only a few thousand cases of sarcoma a year in the US, where the population is almost 320 million.
Most doctors will see only a few patients with a sarcoma in their career. It is important to have sarcoma treated by a specialist who has experience in this rare cancer as wrong treatment may end up in loss of limb and even life.

In brief: Only some doctors

There are only a few thousand cases of sarcoma a year in the US, where the population is almost 320 million.
Most doctors will see only a few patients with a sarcoma in their career. It is important to have sarcoma treated by a specialist who has experience in this rare cancer as wrong treatment may end up in loss of limb and even life.
Dr. Ilya Iofin
Dr. Ilya Iofin
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