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How is surgery done to treat sarcoma?

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Surgery removes the tumor from your body. In most cases of osteosarcoma, the doctor can remove just the cancer cells, leaving your limbs intact.

From: Sarcoma WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center: "Sarcoma Overview."

Emory University: "What is Sarcoma Cancer?"

National Cancer Institute: "Cancer Classification;" "General Information About Adult Soft Tissue Sarcoma;" and "Adult Soft Tissue Sarcoma Treatment (PDQ), Health Professional Version."

"Sarcoma - Adult Soft Tissue Cancer," American Cancer Society, 2012.

Penn Medicine: "What causes sarcoma?"

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: "About Soft Tissue Sarcoma."

American Cancer Society: "Osteosarcoma."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 22, 2017

SOURCES:

University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center: "Sarcoma Overview."

Emory University: "What is Sarcoma Cancer?"

National Cancer Institute: "Cancer Classification;" "General Information About Adult Soft Tissue Sarcoma;" and "Adult Soft Tissue Sarcoma Treatment (PDQ), Health Professional Version."

"Sarcoma - Adult Soft Tissue Cancer," American Cancer Society, 2012.

Penn Medicine: "What causes sarcoma?"

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: "About Soft Tissue Sarcoma."

American Cancer Society: "Osteosarcoma."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 22, 2017

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