Sarcoma

Sarcomas at a Glance
Sarcomas are cancerous (malignant) tumors that develop in the bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels or other connective or supportive tissue. Most occur in the extremities and in and around organs.

Diagnosis
If you have a symptom or a test result that suggests a sarcoma, your doctor may order additional tests or procedures, including:

  • needle or surgical biopsy – a procedure performed to remove tissue, cells or fluid from the body for examination
  • x-rays
  • CT or CAT scan – imaging that uses a combination of x-rays and computer technology to produce cross-sectional images
  • ultrasound/sonography – an imaging technique which uses high-frequency sound waves and a computer to create images of blood vessels, tissues and organs
  • MRI – a diagnostic procedure that uses large magnets, radiofrequencies and a computer to produce detailed images of organs and structures within the body
  • positron emission tomography (PET) – a procedure that uses a tiny amount of a radioactive substance to examine tissue and evaluate its metabolism
Treatment
Our expert physicians provide a range of advanced, multidisciplinary healing therapies using state-of-the-art technology, including:
  • radiation therapy
  • chemotherapy
  • surgery
  • medication

Contact us at 203-384-3904 or cancerresources@bpthosp.org.