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Sarcomas Medical Program

Sarcomas

Sarcomas are a rare group of cancers that affect any age group and can develop in the connective tissue in any part of the body such as nerves, fat, muscles, blood vessels, fibrous tissue, bones, tendons, deep skin tissues, and cartilage. Though there are different types of this condition they usually can be divided into two parts: soft tissue and bone sarcomas (commonly known as bone tumors).

Surgical Treatment for Sarcomas

Surgical removal of the tumor and neighboring healthy tissue remains one of the most effective treatments for soft tissue sarcomas. At times, however, the only possible treatment is the removal of all or part of a limb where the sarcomas are developing in.

Soft Tissue Cancer Medical Programs

  • Malignant Soft Tissue requiring extended Surgery with locoregional emptying
  • Malignant Soft Tissue requiring Shoulder dislocation
  • Malignant Soft Tissue requiring Arm Amputation
  • Malignant Soft Tissue requiring Femur Amputation
  • Malignant Soft Tissue requiring Surgery Reconstruction
  • Malignant Soft Tissue requiring hip disarticulation
  • Malignant Soft Tissue requiring knee disarticulation

Bone Tumors Medical Programs

  • Malignant Bone requiring Arm Amputation
  • Malignant Bone requiring Femur Amputation
  • Malignant Bone requiring hip disarticulation
  • Malignant Bone requiring shoulder disarticulation
  • Malignant Bone requiring knee disarticulation

Ewing’s sarcoma

Ewing’s sarcoma is a highly malignant neoplasm that primarily affects children and adolescents.  About 95% of these sarcomas occur between 5-25 years old, it is frequent in the male sex and very rare in the black race.

Treatment

Possible treatment of this type of lesions could include the following:
1) surgery;

2) surgery and radiotherapy;
3) radiotherapy and chemotherapy; and
4) chemotherapy, to resume the association of surgery with chemotherapy and eventually with radiotherapy. The latter has been put in the background due to the risk of developing osteosarcomas in the radiated areas.

It has been established that once the diagnosis has been confirmed, the treatment must be multimodal and interdisciplinary. This is done after confirming the stage of the neoplasia and must include in the onco-surgical treatment, cosmetic and reconstructive aspects that facilitate the beginning of the Rehabilitation and palliative treatment.

 


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