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As the nation’s most-active program for treatment of bone and soft tissue cancers, MD Anderson’s Sarcoma Center has a high level of experience with these complex diseases. We draw upon this remarkable expertise to customize your care, using the most-advanced therapies with the least impact on your body.

Research has shown that sarcoma patients benefit from treatment at comprehensive cancer centers, and patients treated at the Sarcoma Center have an outstanding five-year survival rate of 80%. Sarcomas demand specialized expertise in diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation for maximum quality of life after therapy. It is important to be seen by an expert as soon as possible since most physicians are not knowledgeable about these complex cancers.

There are more than 30 types of sarcoma. We treat every type, including:

Our team approach to sarcoma brings together medical, surgical and radiation oncologists; orthopaedic, thoracic and reconstructive surgeons; specialized pathologists and diagnostic radiologists; as well as other specialists. They are supported by a specially trained staff, and case management care is provided by a team of oncology nursing professionals.

And at MD Anderson you’re surrounded by the strength of one of the nation’s largest and most experienced comprehensive cancer centers, which has all the services needed to treat the whole person – not just the disease.

If you have been diagnosed with sarcoma, we’re here to help. Call 1-877-632-6789 to make an appointment or request an appointment online.

Why Choose MD Anderson's Sarcoma Center?

  • Outstanding five-year survival rates for sarcoma
  • Largest sarcoma program in the nation
  • Team approach, customized care
  • Innovative treatments for sarcoma, including specialized surgical techniques
  • Numerous clinical trials of new therapies

Our Diagnostic Approach

Because sarcomas can develop in so many places in the body, they can cause many different symptoms and can be difficult to diagnose. However, it is crucial to have the most precise diagnosis possible to help increase the likelihood of successful treatment.

Our pathologists are dedicated solely to sarcoma, which gives them the focus and expertise needed to provide accurate diagnosis and tumor grading. In addition, our specialized sarcoma imaging specialists determine tumor location and extent.

Our Treatment Approach

Every detail of your treatment for sarcoma is planned especially for you by MD Anderson experts. They focus on you to be sure you receive the most-advanced care with the least impact on your body. We offer innovative treatments, including the latest chemotherapy and radiation therapy techniques and limb-sparing surgical approaches.

Our Clinical Trials

At MD Anderson’s Sarcoma Center, you benefit from one of the most active research programs in the United States. This means we are able to offer a wide range of clinical trials (research studies) for new treatments for every type and stage of sarcoma.

To find out more about clinical trials at MD Anderson for sarcoma, visit our Clinical Trials database or speak to your doctor.

Make an Appointment

Appointments are available in the Sarcoma Center for cancer diagnosis, treatment and screening.

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