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What should you ask your doctor if you're diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma?

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Here are some things you may want to discuss:

  • How do you know it’s cancer? Could it be something else?
  • What kind of soft tissue sarcoma do I have?
  • How far has it spread?
  • What kind of treatment should I get, and why?
  • How well does that treatment work? 
  • What kind of side effects will I have if I get that treatment?
  • Are there other ways to treat this kind of cancer?
  • Who will be in charge of my treatment?
  • How often have they treated this kind of cancer?
  • What do I need to do to prepare for my treatment?
  • If I have another health condition, how will it be affected?
  • What support is available to help me and my family?
  • Where can I learn more about my type of cancer?

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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