At Orange County CyberKnife, we’re proud to combine some of the brightest experts in cancer treatment with world-class technology and treatment systems in one state-of-the-art, comprehensive cancer care center. We believe there’s hope no matter the diagnosis, and we’re committed to working with our patients to help them overcome cancer and return to a healthy, normal lifestyle. We’re proud to treat sarcoma at our cancer center, but we believe patient education is a vital part of the treatment process. Read on to see some of the most common questions asked about sarcoma alongside their answers.
Getting diagnosed with sarcoma can be one of the scariest experiences of a lifetime – but with OC CyberKnife on your side, there is always hope. Our treatment team includes experts in sarcoma care, and we can provide second opinions on your case even if other cancer treatment providers have already given you a prognosis. Contact us today to learn more about our cancer center and find out how we can help you beat your condition and get back to a normal, healthy lifestyle.
A sarcoma is a cancerous tissue that starts in the connective tissue of the body. This means sarcomas can form at virtually any location in the body and may start in tissues like muscle, fat, bone, blood vessels, cartilage, or any other connective tissue.
Sarcoma is a fairly rare form of cancer. The most common cancers are carcinomas, which usually form in organs like the breast, prostate, lung, or colon. Leukemias and lymphomas refer to cancers that start in the blood, bone marrow, or the immune system. Sarcomas are a different class of cancer, starting in connective tissue instead of organs or fluids.
Scientists still aren’t sure what, exactly, causes people to develop sarcomas. Research has uncovered a genetic syndrome that can lead to a sarcoma, but this is relatively rare.
Treatment options vary from patient to patient, but the preferred method of treatment is surgical excision. If it’s possible to remove the entire sarcoma and surrounding tissue through surgery, this may be the only form of treatment needed. However, in many cases, your doctor will combine surgery with other treatments like chemotherapy and radiation therapy.