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Diseases

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Synovial sarcoma


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Treatment

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How might synovial sarcoma be treated?

The treatment of synovial sarcoma depends on the age of the person; the size and location of the tumor and the severity of the disease. The most common treatment is surgery to remove the entire tumor. In some cases, radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy may also be necessary before and/or after the surgery. When given before surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy may reduce the size of the tumor, allowing less tissue to be removed. These therapies may be given after surgery to reduce the risk of recurrence.[1][2]

The National Cancer Institute's Web site offers more specific information regarding the treatment and management of synovial sarcoma and other forms of soft tissue sarcoma. Please click on the link to access this resource.
Last updated: 9/9/2015

References
  1. Bernardo Vargas, MD. Synovial Cell Sarcoma. Medscape Reference. November 2014; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1257131-overview.
  2. Adult Soft Tissue Sarcoma Treatment. National Cancer Institute. April 2015; http://www.cancer.gov/types/soft-tissue-sarcoma/patient/adult-soft-tissue-treatment-pdq#section/_50.


Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Synovial sarcoma. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
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