Epithelioid sarcoma treatment

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Epithelioid sarcoma is a soft tissue malignancy. It is a rare, slow-growing tumor with a high rate of recurrence and metastasis. The disease usually starts as a painless mass that spreads and may bleed. Treatment mainly consists of surgery and radiation therapy. In addition, doctors use targeted chemotherapy.

Epithelioid sarcoma is a relatively rare cancer when the tumor mass arises in soft tissues. The disease mainly affects young persons but can happen at any age. The cause of the condition is a genetic mutation.

Signs of sarcoma are the formation of a solid, painless nodule. It usually occurs under the skin of the fingers, hands, and feet and sometimes in other body parts. Over time, new nodules appear, turning into ulcers that do not heal and may bleed.

Initially, the dermatologist and oncologists perform imaging tests (MRI or CT) to determine the size and location of the sarcoma. Then the doctor performs a biopsy - using a long thin needle, removes a small piece of the tumor and examines it in the laboratory.

The standard treatment for epithelioid sarcoma is surgical removal. Doctors consider amputation if there are multiple recurrences. Chemotherapy is used for large tumors or metastases. Radiation therapy helps to save the limb affecting the sarcoma before (reduce the tumor size), during, or after the operation (eliminate the remaining cancer cells). Targeted therapy drugs block the growth and division of tumor cells.

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