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How fast does sarcoma grow?

Asked anonymously on 6th May, 2022 at 2:45 pm

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Dr. Sandeep Nayak

23 years of experience

Surgical Oncologist

Last edited on 18th May 2022 at 3:11 pm

Rate of growth depends on the site and type of sarcoma

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Dr. Indoo Ambulkar

20 years of experience

Surgical Oncologist

Last edited on 11th May 2022 at 10:14 am

Sarcoma has to be treated by surgical excision if it is in the early stage / local disease. If it is not removed surgically, it can spread to local surrounding organs or other organs. 

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Dr. Yash Mathur

14 years of experience

Oncologist

Last edited on 11th May 2022 at 9:36 am

Sarcoma is a connective tissue tumor mainly. It is of different histological origin like from bones, muscles , cartilage etc. The rate of growth of tumor size also depends on the tumor grade and biological behavior. You need to show the reports to oncologist and Imaging on regular intervals to assess the growth rate

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Dr. Rajas Patel

9 years of experience

Medical Oncologist

Last edited on 9th May 2022 at 5:23 pm

Usually sarcomas grow aggressively. Exact type of sarcoma, stage at diagnosis & previous treatment details are required to comment

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Dr. Trinanjan Basu

13 years of experience

Radiation Oncologist

Last edited on 6th May 2022 at 2:51 pm

Sarcomas are wide variety of soft tissue/bone tumors. Few can be very slow growing over many years (Like low grade sarcomas), whereas few are very fast growing (Like pleomorphic sarcomas, osteosarcomas).

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Dr. Ninad V Katdare

13 years of experience

Gastrointestinal Surgeon

Last edited on 6th May 2022 at 2:49 pm

The growth rate of sarcomas depends on the grade. A low grade sarcoma is a slow growing Tumor which may take even an year to reach 5cm or less. On the other hand, a high grade sarcoma not only increases rapidly in size, it can also spread to other organs, like lung, very fast

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