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How Long After Diagnosis Should I Be Treated for Sarcoma?
Upon receiving a sarcoma diagnosis, you should begin to consider the treatments available to you. The earlier treatment begins, the less time the cancer has to grow and spread. That being said, the amount of time that passes between diagnosis and the start of treatment will vary from patient to patient depending on their treatment plan. Some patients may have surgery right away, while others may have chemotherapy or radiation therapy first to shrink their tumors before surgery.
What kind of treatments are available to patients with sarcoma?
Your treatment plan will be based on the type of sarcoma you have as well as several other factors, like your overall health. Some sarcoma treatment options include:
- Radiation therapy
- Isolated limb infusion
- Clinical trials
It is important to receive sarcoma treatment at a high-volume cancer center like Moffitt. Sarcomas are best treated by specialized physicians, as their unique level of experience can give patients the best chance at achieving a positive outcome and an improved quality of life.
Sarcoma treatment is available at Moffitt Cancer Center’s Sarcoma Program, where our cancer experts have unparalleled experience dealing with all types of sarcoma. To determine the best course of action for each patient, our medical oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists and other sarcoma experts collaborate to create a treatment plan that has been individualized to meet each patient’s needs. All of our treatments are available under the same roof, and supportive care specialists are also on hand to help navigate the complex emotions that accompany a cancer diagnosis.