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What is the treatment for soft tissue sarcoma?

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This will depend on where the cancer is and how far it’s spread, but surgery is usually the first step:

  • Your doctors will try to take out any tumors without damaging the healthy tissue around them if possible.
  • They might take out one or more of your lymph nodes as well, to make sure your sarcoma hasn’t reached them and spread to other places in your body.
  • If a tumor is in one of your arms or legs, your doctors may try to replace any tissue they have to take out. They might use tissue from another part of your body or artificial implants. In rare cases, your doctors may have to remove a limb.

From: What Is a Soft Tissue Sarcoma? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute.

American Cancer Society.

The Mayo Clinic: “Soft Tissue Sarcoma.”

Sarcoma Foundation of America: “Patient resources.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Sarcoma.”

American Society of Clinical Oncologists.

Cancer Research UK: “Living with Soft Tissue Sarcoma.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on February 28, 2018

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute.

American Cancer Society.

The Mayo Clinic: “Soft Tissue Sarcoma.”

Sarcoma Foundation of America: “Patient resources.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Sarcoma.”

American Society of Clinical Oncologists.

Cancer Research UK: “Living with Soft Tissue Sarcoma.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on February 28, 2018

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