Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Soft tissue sarcomas are tumors that start in muscles or connective tissues, such as blood vessels. The cancer is not as common as some others, with approximately 9,000 cases of childhood and adult sarcomas diagnosed each year in the U.S.

Sarcomas do not initially involve pain; instead, its usual symptom is the detecting of a mass, which must be evaluated by a biopsy. It is crucial that the biopsy or preliminary surgery be performed by a physician with specialized training in sarcoma surgery, as it is possible for the preliminary surgery to impair the chances of later surgeries.

Proton Therapy is often an ideal treatment option. Since soft tissue sarcomas generally necessitate high radiation doses, yet they are frequently near delicate tissues that can’t tolerate high doses, precision is crucial. Proton therapy has the ability to target the tumor site precisely, while avoiding harm to surrounding healthy tissues.

Depending on the type of tissue from which the cancer has started, sarcomas are given various names. The following are some names of specific kinds of sarcoma, and all of these have been successfully treated by the New York Proton Institute.

  • osteosarcoma /osteogenic sarcomas
  • Ewing's sarcoma
  • synovial cell sarcoma
  • liposarcomas
  • leiomyosarcomas
  • rhabdomyosarcomas
  • chondrosarcoma / chondrogenic sarcomas
  • giant cell tumors
  • desmoid tumors/ aggressive fibromatosis
  • malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH)
  • angiosarcoma
  • malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs)
  • alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS)
  • clear cell sarcoma (CCS)

At the New York Proton Institute, we have physicians with specialized training in sarcoma. Indeed, our track record for curing patients with sarcoma is impressive! We cannot emphasize enough how important it is to find a credentialed physician right at the start and to be evaluated for proton therapy before beginning a course of action. It is imperative that a multidisciplinary plan is set up before starting treatment, or you may inadvertently jeopardize your treatment options. Contact us for more information.


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