Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Adult
- Q How is synovial sarcoma treated?
The type of treatment depends on the age of the patient, the location of the tumor, its size, its grade (how abnormal the cancer cells look under a microscope and how likely the tumor will quickly grow and spread), and the extent of the disease. The most... Full Answer
- Q How is synovial sarcoma diagnosed?
The doctor may use the following procedures and tests to diagnose synovial sarcoma: Biopsy: Tissue is removed for examination under a microscope. Immunohistochemical analysis: Tumor tissue is tested for certain antigen and antibody interactions common... Full Answer
- Q What are the symptoms of synovial sarcoma?
Synovial sarcoma is a slow-growing tumor. Because it grows slowly, a person may not have or notice symptoms for some time, resulting in a delay in diagnosis. The most common symptoms of synovial sarcoma are swelling or a mass that may be tender or... Full Answer
- Q How often does synovial sarcoma occur?
Synovial sarcoma is rare. It accounts for between 5 and 10 percent of the approximately 10,000 new soft tissue sarcomas reported each year. Synovial sarcoma occurs mostly in young adults, with a median age of 26.5. Approximately 30 percent of patients... Full Answer
- Q What causes adult soft tissue sarcoma?
Not much is known about what causes adult soft tissue sarcoma, but it has something to do with the DNA that controls soft tissue cells. In people with adult soft tissue sarcoma, something has damaged the DNA that controls the production and growth of... Full Answer
- Q How do adult soft tissue sarcomas affect the body?
As the name implies, adult soft tissue sarcomas start in the cells of the body's soft tissue. Examples of soft tissue include blood vessels, muscles, fatty tissue, fibrous tissue, and tendons. When certain DNA mutations occur, it causes an overproduction... Full Answer
- Q What are the symptoms of adult soft tissue sarcomas?
Symptoms of adult soft tissue sarcoma may not be noticeable until the cancer has gone past its early stages. The first sign is usually a mass or a swollen lump. If the tumor affects muscles or nerves, it may be painful, but this usually is not the case.... Full Answer
- Q What are adult soft tissue sarcomas?
Adult soft tissue sarcomas are a type of cancer that causes tumors in the body's soft tissue. Examples of soft tissues are nerves, muscles, tendons, blood vessels, and fat. Different types of soft tissue sarcomas that affect adults may form in different... Full Answer