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Soft Tissue Sarcomas

Soft tissue sarcomas can arise in muscles and tendons, fibrous tissue, synovial tissue, fat, blood vessels, and nerves. Nearly 12,000 new cases of soft tissue sarcomas occur each year in the United States. Approximately 60% of soft tissue sarcomas arise in the extremities, with lower extremities three times more likely to be affected than upper extremities.

Bone Sarcomas

Several types of benign or non-cancerous bone tumors can become cancerous. The most common cancerous bone tumors are plasma cell tumors that arise from bone marrow, and osteosarcomas, chondrosarcomas and Ewing’s sarcomas, which are from the bone itself. Bone sarcomas are rarer than soft tissue sarcomas, with about 3,000 new cases in the United States each year. 

Sarcoma Treatment

When considering sarcoma treatment in Los Angeles, the histological grade, location, size of the primary tumor and stage are most important. Due to the large variety of types of soft tissue sarcomas, treatment plans need to be individualized. Depending on the clinical circumstances, surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy might be part of the treatment plan. Hyperthermia can be combined with any sarcoma treatment for best results.

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We Treat All Types And Stages of Soft Tissue And Bone Sarcomas

  • Liposarcoma
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Ewing’s sarcoma
  • Undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma (UPS)
  • Chordoma
  • Malignant giant-cell tumor
  • Hemangioendothelioma
  • Adamantinoma
  • Unclassified sarcomas

What We Do

  • Use ultrasonic heat to target cancerous cells
  • Maintain the safety of fragile healthy tissues including heart, lungs, lymph nodes and any other affected organ
  • Improve the power of radiation and/or systemic therapy

Hyperthermia Therapy Benefits:

  • Increased blood flow to tumors creating a high-oxygen environment, which makes radiation therapy work better
  • Facilitate chemotherapy in penetrating deeper into the center of the tumor where it otherwise would not
  • For some, can stimulate an immune response reaction within the tumor improving the body’s ability to fight cancer
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Hyperthermia Therapy Explained

Non-invasive hyperthermia uses ultrasonic heat to disrupt cell membranes and increases blood flow to the tumor, making it more vulnerable both to the body’s natural immune defenses and to other cancer therapies like radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Hyperthermia has no detrimental effect on healthy tissue, and most patients tolerate treatment well. Treatment occurs over a series of sessions, which are typically concurrent with chemotherapy or radiation therapy sessions.

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