What is a Sarcoma?
Sarcomas are rare cancers that arise from bone, muscle, connective tissue, cartilage, blood vessels or nerves.
A biopsy is crucial to obtain a diagnosis.
This can be a frustrating and scary time. It is difficult to await the diagnosis so you can receive a personalized treatment plan for your sarcoma.
Most likely, after a sarcoma diagnosis has been established, you will need special imaging studies or scans to look for cancer anywhere else in your body. Your Sarcoma Specialist will guide you through this process.
It is important to seek care of a Sarcoma Specialist. You will frequently need multiple physicians to coordinate your care. Frequently, you will need a musculoskeletal (orthopaedic) oncologist, medical oncologist, and/or a radiation oncologist.
Seek Medial Attention:
- If you have a lump or bump that is larger than a golf ball and growing.
- If your child has pain or swelling without associated injury and is not relieved by over the counter medications.
- OrthoInfo from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- The American Cancer Society
- Soft Tissue Sarcoma
- Bone Cancer
- Ewing Sarcoma
- Clinical trials
- The National Cancer Institute
- The Bone and Cancer Foundation
- Association of Cancer Online Resources
- Desmoid Tumor Research foundation
- MHE Research Foundation