Sarcomatosis

SARCOMATOSIS CANCER

A sarcoma is a rare kind of cancer. Sarcomas are different from the much more common carcinomas because they happen in a different kind of tissue. Sarcomas grow in connective tissue cells that connect or support other kinds of tissue in your body. These tumors are most common in the bones, muscles, tendons, cartilage, nerves, fat, and blood vessels of your arms and legs, but they can also happen in other areas of your body.

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Sarcomatosis Cancer Causes

High doses of radiation:

Having undergone previous radiation therapy for cancer increases the risk of developing a soft tissue sarcoma later on.

Genetic conditions:

Genetic factors may play a role. People with syndromes such as neurofibromatosis and tuberous sclerosis appear to have a higher risk of sarcoma.

Exposure to chemicals:

Exposure to vinyl chloride, dioxins, and phenoxyacetic herbicides may increase the risk, but more evidence is needed to confirm this.

Symptoms:

  • A lump that can be felt through the skin that may or may not be painful
  • Bone pain
  • Abdominal pain

TREATMENT:
Surgery:

This is the most common treatment for sarcoma. It aims to remove the tumor and some of the normal surrounding tissue. The surgeon will usually take a tissue sample to carry out a biopsy at the same time. This can confirm the exact type of tumor.

Chemotherapy:

Chemotherapy may be administered via a pill or ingested liquid, or intravenously (through an IV). For most mesothelioma patients, chemotherapy is given through an IV.

Chemotherapy appears to be more effective in treating bone sarcoma than soft tissue sarcoma. Chemotherapy can kill cancer cells that remain after surgery.

Radiation Therapy:

A person may have this before or after surgery to destroy cancer cells.

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