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Soft tissue sarcoma

Also known as Sarcoma, Malignant Soft Tissue Tumors, and Mesenchymal Malignant Tumor

A soft-tissue sarcoma is a form of sarcoma that develops in connective tissue, though the term is sometimes applied to elements of the soft tissue that are not currently considered connective tissue.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with soft tissue sarcoma, 53% report having skin lesion, 42% report having abnormal appearing skin, and 36% report having skin growth. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of soft tissue sarcoma are skin growth, skin moles, leg lump or mass, and change in skin mole size or color, although you may still have soft tissue sarcoma without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with soft tissue sarcoma often receive complete physical skin exam performed (ml), biopsy, excision, wound care management, magnetic resonance imaging, other diagnostic procedures on skin and subcutaneous tissue, excision of skin lesion and therapeutic radiology for cancer treatment .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with soft tissue sarcoma include epinephrine / lidocaine, aluminum chloride hexahydrate topical, vincristine, doxorubicin, ethanol (on guard), gemcitabine (gemzar), fluorouracil, vardenafil (levitra), ifosfamide (ifex), mesna, docetaxel, imatinib (gleevec) and etoposide .

Aluminum Chloride Hexahydrate Topical

Vincristine
$19
(21 days)
Doxorubicin
$114
(21 days)
Ethanol (On Guard)

Gemcitabine (Gemzar)
$2144
(21 days)
Fluorouracil
$206
(21 days)
Vardenafil (Levitra)
$94
(28 days)
Ifosfamide (Ifex)

Mesna
$513
(7 days)
Docetaxel
$2964
(21 days)
Imatinib (Gleevec)
$4099
(28 days)
Etoposide
$192
(21 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for soft tissue sarcoma include age 75+ years age 60-74 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.2x
1-4 years
0.3x
5-14 years
0.7x
15-29 years
0.8x
30-44 years
0.6x
45-59 years
1.2x
60-74 years
1.7x
75+ years
1.7x

Sex

Male
1.2x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.7x
Hispanic
0.6x
White
1.2x
Other
0.8x
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