Skip to content

Cancer Health Center

Font Size

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

continued...

Synovial sarcoma

Treatment of synovial sarcoma may include the following:

  • Surgery with or without radiation therapy, followed by adjuvant chemotherapy.

Blood Vessel Tumors

Angiosarcoma (deep)

Treatment of angiosarcoma may include the following:

  • Surgery to completely remove the tumor.
  • Chemotherapy.
  • A clinical trial of an angiogenesis inhibitor.

Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma

Treatment of epithelioid hemangioendothelioma in the liver in infants aged younger than 1 year may include the following:

  • For infants who do not have signs or symptoms: Watchful waiting because some tumors will disappear without treatment.
  • For infants who have signs or symptoms: Surgery is usually done to remove the tumor.
  • Liver transplant.

Treatment of children with epithelioid hemangioendothelioma that has spread may include:

  • A clinical trial of a targeted therapy (mTor inhibitor).

Hemangiopericytoma (infantile)

Treatment of hemangiopericytoma (infantile) may include the following:

  • Chemotherapy.

Metastatic Childhood Soft Tissue Sarcoma

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

  • Combination chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery to remove the tumor. Surgery may also be done to remove tumors that have spread to other parts of the body such as the lungs.
  • Stereotactic radiation therapy for tumors that have spread to other parts of the body.
  • A clinical trial of a targeted therapy.

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with nonmetastatic childhood soft tissue sarcoma and 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. Talk with your child's doctor about clinical trials that may be right for your child. 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:

  • Surgery followed by external or internal radiation therapy, if radiation therapy has not already been given.
  • Surgery to remove the arm or leg with cancer, if radiation therapy was already given.
  • Surgery to remove cancer that has come back where it first formed or has spread to the lungs.
  • Chemotherapy.
  • Targeted therapy.
  • A clinical trial of a new treatment.

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. Talk with your child's doctor about clinical trials that may be right for your child. 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.

WebMD Public Information from the National Cancer Institute

Last Updated: May 28, 2015
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.
1|2|3
1|2|3
Next Article:

Today on WebMD

Colorectal cancer cells
New! I AM Not Cancer Facebook Group
Lung cancer xray
See it in pictures, plus read the facts.
 
sauteed cherry tomatoes
Fight cancer one plate at a time.
Ovarian cancer illustration
Real Cancer Perspectives
 
Jennifer Goodman Linn self-portrait
Blog
what is your cancer risk
HEALTH CHECK
 
colorectal cancer treatment advances
Video
breast cancer overview slideshow
SLIDESHOW
 
prostate cancer overview
SLIDESHOW
lung cancer overview slideshow
SLIDESHOW
 
ovarian cancer overview slideshow
SLIDESHOW
Actor Michael Douglas
Article