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What is surgery for sarcoma?

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Surgery takes the tumor out of your body. In most cases of osteosarcoma, the doctor can remove just the cancer cells, and you won't need your arm or leg removed, too.

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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