Soft Tissue Sarcoma

by djsnyder
Last updated 8 years ago

Discipline:
Science
Subject:
Biology
Grade:
12

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Soft Tissue Sarcoma

*Soft tissue sarcoma is a cancer that forms in either muscle tissue, nerve tissue, fibrous tissues, or blood vessels. it targets these tissues and after the excessive replication of cells, it prevents normal function such as the contraction of muscles. *The part of the body this can affect is any soft tissue organs or mucles that were mentioned above. *The normal functions of muscles are different to each one, but all muscles contract or expand in some sort of movement. *There aren't very many known risk factors of soft tissue sarcoma. possible risk factors arebeing exposed to chlorophenols in wood preservatives, having AIDS, and it may be related to the p53 protein in cells. *The first signs of this type of cancer is mainly a noticable bump the pertrudes out of the skin. other signs can be noticable pain in certain organ areas. also, there may be urinary problems.*The ways that it is detected by a simple pain and lump that is formed on the skin. then they detect it from the abdominal pain and blood in vomit and black tarry stools. *The staging of this cancer is pretty much the same as other cancers. First, is the size of the tumors. the next stage is the spread of the lymph nodes. after that is the metastasis of the first cancer cells. *The cause of this type of cancer is an uncontrolable spread of soft tissue cells. one cell continues to divide and create tumors. this occurs mainly in the muscles causing soreness and pain.

Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Three interesting statistics. 1. 11,410 new cases are diagnosed each year.2. 4,390 americans are expected to die from it each year.3. 50% of these cases are treatable.

Symptoms

Jo Bryant is one famous person who is battling soft-tissue sarcoma.

1)There are no early symptoms 2)After a little whil there are painless lumps. 3) Later there are shifts to pain or soreness around the lumps or when doing everyday activities.

The survival rate for people diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma is about 5 years after being discovered. 83% survival rate with localized cancer, and 16% for metastisized cancer.

Treatments

The three types of treatments are radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery to remove the tumor. The side effects of these treaments can be diarrhea, hair loss, mouth problems, nausea, vomitting, sexual changes, swelling, urinary problems, and damage healthy cells which cause further health problems, including stunting growth.

You can go see any type of onchologist to determine whether or not you have this type of cancer. most cancers have the same signs, but there are specialists to further understand sarcoma specifically.


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