Detection and Treatment

Sarcoma – Detection & Treatment

Unfortunately, there is no easy way to detect sarcomas. At least, not for the majority of the population. There is a genetic test that can determine whether or not you have a predisposition to develop these tumors but only for people who have a specific family history of cancers and other related tumors. For everyone else, the recommendation is that you consult with your doctor immediately if you find any growth or a new lump that you can’t readily explain as being related to a pre-existing condition.

Treatment for Sarcoma

Regardless of the type of sarcoma, the main treatment remains the same, and that is a surgical solution. This is because the only way to cure sarcoma is to remove it completely from the body. Other therapies may be used to support the surgical solution, but every Palmer sarcoma treatment involves surgical intervention heavily.

  • Stage 1: These tumors are quite small and typically can be removed readily. There may be some supplemental radiation or chemotherapy after.
  • Stages 2 and 3: At these stages, the tumor’s growth is significant and there might be some involvement of the lymph nodes. If that happens, the affected nodes are typically removed. Larger tumors may need to be shrunk with radiation or chemotherapy before they can be removed.
  • Stage 4: It is not often possible to completely cure stage 4 sarcomas, but when it can be done it is because the doctors determine a way to completely remove the tumors from each organ. That requires careful consultation with patients on an individual basis.

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Setting up an Appointment

If you are seeking treatment for sarcoma, our staff can help you set up an appointment. All you need to do is call and ask for help, and they will fill you in on everything you need to know to be able to get a referral and a first appointment. Contact us today.