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Treatment Options for Childhood Soft Tissue Sarcoma

    A link to a list of current clinical trials is included for each treatment section. For some types or stages of cancer, there may not be any trials listed. Check with your doctor for clinical trials that are not listed here but may be right for you.

    Nonmetastatic Childhood Soft Tissue Sarcoma

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    For treatment of hemangiopericytoma (in infants and young children) and infantile fibrosarcoma

    If an infant or young child has fibrosarcoma or hemangiopericytoma, treatment will be surgery whenever possible. Other treatments may include chemotherapy to reduce the size of the tumor, followed by surgery.

    If an older child or adolescent has fibrosarcoma or hemangiopericytoma, treatment will be surgery whenever possible. Other treatments may include the following:

    • Chemotherapy followed by radiation therapy, surgery, or both.
    • Radiation therapy or chemotherapy after surgery.
    • A clinical trial of internal radiation therapy.
    • A clinical trial of radiation therapy given during surgery.

    For treatment of desmoid tumor

    Treatment of desmoid tumor will be surgery whenever possible. Other treatments may include watchful waiting, chemotherapy, or surgery followed by internal radiation therapy.

    If surgery to completely remove the tumor is not possible, treatment to shrink the tumor before surgery may include the following:

    • External radiation therapy
    • A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
    • Antiestrogen therapy.
    • Chemotherapy.

    For treatment of alveolar soft part sarcoma

    Treatment of alveolar soft part sarcoma will be surgery whenever possible. Other treatments may include the following:

    • Radiation therapy.
    • A clinical trial of targeted therapy.

    For treatment of clear cell sarcoma

    Treatment of clear cell sarcoma will be surgery whenever possible. Radiation therapy may be given after surgery.

    For treatment of desmoplastic small round cell tumor

    Treatment of desmoplastic small round cell tumor may include surgery, chemotherapy (which may be given before surgery), and radiation therapy.

    For treatment of extraosseous osteosarcoma

    See the PDQ summary on Osteosarcoma and Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma of Bone Treatment for more information on the treatment of extraosseous osteosarcoma.

    For treatment of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor

    Treatment of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor will be surgery whenever possible. Radiation therapy may be given after surgery.

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