What is a sarcoma resection?

What is a sarcoma resection?

Surgery is commonly used to treat soft tissue sarcomas. Depending on the site and size of a sarcoma, surgery might be able to remove the cancer. The goal of surgery is to remove the entire tumor along with at least 1 to 2 cm (less than an inch) of the normal tissue around it.

What type of surgeon removes sarcoma?

A thoracic surgeon: treats diseases of the lungs and chest with surgery (for sarcomas in the chest) A medical oncologist: treats cancer with medicines like chemotherapy. A radiation oncologist: treats cancer with radiation therapy.

Is sarcoma surgery painful?

Surgery for sarcoma frequently causes nerve damage as the dissection often violates the internervous plane. Nerve damage may cause neuropathic pain (NP), which can result in persistent pain after surgery.

What is the most aggressive sarcoma?

Epithelioid sarcoma: These tumors are more common in young adults. The classic form of the disease grows slowly and occurs in the feet, arms, legs, or forearms of younger men. Epithelioid tumors can also begin in the groin, and these tumors tend to be more aggressive.

How long is the recovery from sarcoma surgery?

Four to six weeks of recovery time follow radiation therapy prior to surgical resection. Following surgical resection, there may be, in rare cases, additional radiation therapy given and possible further cycles of chemotherapy.

Can sarcoma be cured completely?

A sarcoma is considered stage IV when it has spread to distant parts of the body. Stage IV sarcomas are rarely curable. But some patients may be cured if the main (primary) tumor and all of the areas of cancer spread (metastases) can be removed by surgery. The best success rate is when it has spread only to the lungs.

Can sarcoma come back after surgery?

While this approach improves survival and life expectancy, it is possible that a sarcoma could return. Some sarcomas tend to reappear in the same spot, and others grow in new locations. Typically, if a sarcoma does come back, it happens within the first two to five years after surgery.

Is sarcoma a death sentence?

Soft tissue sarcomas of the extremities are rare and challenging neoplasms, and every general surgeon is likely to face one at least once or twice in his or her career. Recurrence of extremity sarcoma is not a death sentence, and these patients should be treated aggressively.

Does anyone survive sarcoma?

The overall 5-year survival rate for sarcoma is 65%. About 60% of sarcomas are found as a localized sarcoma. The 5-year survival rate for people with localized sarcoma is 81%. About 19% of sarcomas are found in a locally advanced stage.

How do they remove a tumor from your leg?

Most sarcomas on an arm or leg can be treated with limb-sparing surgery. In this surgery, the surgeon removes the tumor and margin of normal tissue. But they try to keep as much of the limb’s function and appearance as possible. Other treatments, such as radiation, might be done after this type of surgery.

Is sarcoma on leg rare?

Sarcoma is a rare cancer that starts in the body’s connective tissues, often in an arm or leg. It’s the only solid tumor that can occur at any age and in any part of the body.