The multispecialty team provides each patient with a personalized care plan to create the path for the most successful outcome, including recommendations for advanced diagnostics, consideration of minimally invasive options and participation in promising clinical trials, as well as complete follow-up care.
A variety of treatment options for sarcoma exist, depending on the type and site of origin:
- Tumors of the arms and legs, which have not spread to other parts of the body, are generally treated with surgery followed by radiation therapy. Sometimes chemotherapy is given in addition to surgery and radiation therapy for soft-tissue tumors.
- Sarcomas that arise within the abdominal cavity, chest, or the head and neck require surgery and removal of the tumor, and sometimes the removal of surrounding structures. The surgery is sometimes followed by radiation.
- Sarcomas of the bone are generally treated with surgery. In most cases, chemotherapy is also used and some sarcomas also require radiation in addition to or instead of surgery. NorthShore has a linear accelerator that delivers precise doses of radiation using Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) technology. This allows higher doses of radiation to be delivered to tumors while sparing healthy tissue.
NorthShore University HealthSystem's (NorthShore) team of medical oncologists manages and oversees each patient’s care from diagnosis through treatment, coordinating with other specialists as needed.
Led by nationally recognized surgeons, NorthShore offers a full range of surgical options and expertise for patients diagnosed with sarcoma, including isolated limb infusions and isolated limb perfusion. When a sarcoma alters normal appearance, your surgeon may work with a plastic surgeon to explore reconstructive options that may restore form and function.
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