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Sarcoma

Sarcoma

The type of cancer which is in various parts of your body. Sarcoma is defined as the board term which contained various type of soft tissue and connective tissue tumors.

Symptoms

Following are the signs and symptoms of sarcoma:

  • Weight loss
  • Abdominal pain
  • Bone pain
  • Painful lump in skin
  • Broken bone by minor injury
Causes

The exact cause of sarcoma is still unknown but it may assume that cancer arises from the mutation in the DNA which cause the abnormal growth of the cells. Abnormal cells are unable to perform their normal functions

Diagnosis

After taking history and conducting physical examination your doctor might recommend the following test:

  • Tissue biopsy to check the stage of cancer
  • Imaging test like X-ray CT (Computerized Tomography) scan and MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) to check the extend of disease
  • Blood test to check the complete blood count
Treatment

Treatment options for Sarcoma include:

  • Chemotherapy to kill the cancer cells by chemotherapeutic drugs
  • Surgical removal of the involved organ or tissue
  • Radiotherapy to kill cancer cells by radiation
  • Medicine to suppress growth of tumor
  • Immunosuppressant
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