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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 hemangioendothelioma in children aged one year and older may include the following:

  • Surgery to remove the tumor.
  • Treatment for blood clotting disorders.
  • Liver transplant (if the tumor is in the liver).

For treatment of aggressive fibromatosis, dermatofibrosarcoma, and angiomatoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma

Treatment of these tumor types will be surgery whenever possible. Other treatments may include the following:

  • Targeted drug therapy with imatinib (Gleevec).
  • Radiation therapy after surgery.

For treatment of epithelioid sarcoma, leiomyosarcoma, liposarcoma, and mesenchymal chondrosarcoma

Treatment of these tumor types 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.

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. 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.

Metastatic Childhood Soft Tissue Sarcoma

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.

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Last Updated: February 25, 2014
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