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Childhood Soft Tissue Sarcoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Options for Childhood Soft Tissue Sarcoma

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Treatment of metastatic childhood soft tissue sarcoma may include the following:

  • Combination chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery to remove cancer that has spread to the lungs.
  • Stereotactic radiation therapy or repeat surgery if several tumors appear or come back in the lungs.
  • A clinical trial of combination chemotherapy and granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (substance that helps the body increase the number of white blood cells).

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with metastatic childhood soft tissue sarcoma. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

Recurrent and Progressive Childhood Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Treatment of recurrent or progressive childhood soft tissue sarcoma may include the following:

  • Watchful waiting for some desmoid tumors.
  • Surgery followed by radiation therapy, if not already given.
  • Surgery to remove the arm or leg with cancer, if radiation therapy was already given.
  • Surgery to remove cancer that has spread to the lungs.
  • A clinical trial of new combinations of chemotherapy.
  • A clinical trial of targeted drug therapy with imatinib (Gleevec).

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with recurrent childhood soft tissue sarcoma. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

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Last Updated: September 04, 2014
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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