Every MD Anderson surgeon and oncologist we met was great. We felt comfortable and confident that we were in good hands both before and after surgery.
We see more sarcoma patients in a day than many cancer centers do in a year. This gives us a level of expertise and experience that can make a difference in your outcome.
Diagnosis of sarcomas can be challenging, but accurate diagnosis is essential to successful treatment. In fact, having an inaccurate or unsuccessful biopsy can be harmful. Our pathologists are dedicated to sarcoma, and they use the latest, most-sophisticated tests to pinpoint the type and extent of the cancer.
Comprehensive Care, Innovative Research
Using a team approach that brings together specialists from many areas, we offer everything you need for diagnosis and treatment in one location. Our treatments draw upon the latest technology to save limbs, as well as function and appearance.
As one of the world's leading sarcoma research centers, we helped pioneer many advancements used around the world, including:
- New ways to combine therapies, including surgery, chemotherapy or radiation, to be more successful
- Advanced chemotherapy agents and novel delivery methods that have less impact on the body
- Limb-sparing surgery that can help preserve arms and legs in many cases
- Medicines to fight cancer on a molecular level
- Ways to deliver more intense chemotherapy
Understanding a disease is the first step toward finding the right care. Get the facts about soft tissue sarcoma, including the different types, how it starts and who’s at risk.
Did You Know?
MD Anderson has one of the few medical teams in the world dedicated to sarcoma treatment.
BY Cara Sorrell
August 04, 2014
When I first walked in, I found the big hospital building intimidating. I didn't want to be there. I didn't want to start sarcoma treatment. I didn't want to be a cancer patient. I was in denial...