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Survival and treatment options for people suffering from Sarcoma

Survival and treatment options for people suffering from Sarcoma

It can occur in various locations of the body. This type of cancer begins in the bones and later on, it spreads soft tissues (sarcoma).  Soft tissue sarcoma occurs in the tissue that connects and supports other body structures like muscles, nerves, tendons, blood vessels, and fat. There are in totality over 60 types of different sarcoma depending on the part of the body it is found. It can arise in any type of tissue and based on that there are different subtypes. When sarcoma arises in connective tissue then it is called primary connective tissue tumor. When cancer arises in elsewhere in the body then it is called a secondary connective tissue tumor. Symptoms:

  • Excruciating pain in the bone and muscles.
  • Swelling around the affected area.
  • Lumps in the body.
  • Abdominal pain
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Lethargic feeling

It is difficult to spot soft tissue sarcoma as they can be found anywhere in the body.  Though, it can be identified as a lump that could beat times painful. It generally resides in between tissues, muscles, and nerves.  Diagnosis is done by using the basic methods that are used to diagnose any cancer. Such measures include

  •   X-ray
  •   Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  •   Ultrasound
  •   CT Scan
  •   Positron emission tomography

Causes and Risk factors associated with Sarcoma:

No one tells the exact cause of Sarcoma. But with different case studies that doctors and scientists have aligned few reasons to know how it happens. Generally, cancer occurs when there are mutations in the genetic code of a person. The DNA which is packed inside the cell has some mutations that cause disruption in the function of cells and they divide uncontrollably. Then the infected cell grows rapidly and kills the normal cell. This process continues until the person gets diagnosed and treated. Every disease and it treatment comes with several risk factors. Some of the risk factors include:

  • Exposure to Chemicals: Exposure to chemicals is very common when a person is suffering from cancer. A lot of treatment methods have chemicals that cause some health-related issues.
  • Radiation: A person who suffers from cancer can hardly avoid any radiation. Performing Radiation therapy is required to treat a patient. In some cases, it might cause sarcoma later in life.
  • Swelling: Lymphedema is a swelling of fluids that is caused when the lymphatic system is blocked or damaged.
  • Diseases: There are a lot of chances that a person who suffers from sarcoma might invite several diseases along with it. Further, there is a chance that acquired inherited syndrome that might occur.

Treatment options for people suffering from Sarcoma

  • Biopsy: A biopsy is required to determine if the cells are cancerous or not. It can be done in two ways

Needle biopsy – Tiny needle is inserted to take out the fluid for testing. The sample is then taken into the laboratory to find out if the cells are cancerous or not. Surgical Biopsy- In some cases where the doctor is unable to detect proper results, then they prefer surgical biopsy.  As the doctor is able to take a larger sample of tissue and in some cases when the tumor is confined, the doctors then remove it surgically. Radiation therapy: High-frequency beams of energy are used to shrink the tumor cells in order to remove them easily. It is also used directly to target the affected area and kill the cancerous cells. Sarcoma Cancer treatment in Udaipur is known for its best cancer treatment facilities and oncologists. Chemotherapy: It is used to kill cancerous cells. It is a treatment that uses drugs or chemicals that are administered through pills or intravenously. It helps a lot of patients suffering from Sarcoma. Sarcoma Cancer treatment in Jaipur uses chemotherapy as it helps a lot of patients that suffer from different types of cancer.


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