Pleomorphic sarcoma is one of the more commonly diagnosed subtypes of liposarcoma, comprising approximately 15% of total liposarcoma cases. It is a soft tissue tumor that develops in fat or muscle tissue (usually in the arms or legs, but it can also be found in the abdomen).
Identifying the stage of pleomorphic cancer is a critical factor when evaluating treatment options. This is why consulting a sarcoma specialist who has extensive experience with the disease is imperative. Among the most qualified sarcoma oncologists are Dr. Chawla and the physicians at Sarcoma Oncology Center, who can provide the best and most effect cancer treatment in Los Angeles.
Pleomorphic Cancer Treatment
Pleomorphic cancer is one of the more common sarcoma subtypes, affecting adults over 50, and rarely developing in children. It is twice as likely to affect men versus women and occurs more often in Caucasians than in Africans or Asians. Pleomorphic sarcoma behaves similarly as other soft tissue tumors, growing very slowly as a painless mass and asymptomatic until it is large enough to press on other organs.
A treatment decision begins with classifying the stage of the disease along with considering the patient’s personal history. Staging a soft tissue sarcoma is one of the most important factors when evaluating treatment options.
Additional information that helps determine treatment includes:
- Tumor size
- Site of originating tumor
- Tumor proximity to lymph nodes
- Patient medical history and age
Given its complexity, sarcomas are a type of cancer that typically involve a team-oriented and multi-modal approach. Ideally suited to coordinating the treatment plan are the physicians at the Sarcoma Oncology Center. They work with prominent surgeons, pathologists and radiation oncologists from renowned institutions such as UCLA, USC, Stanford, M.D. Anderson, St. John’s and Cedars Sinai.
Additionally, the oncologists at the Sarcoma Oncology Center are worldwide leaders in sarcoma research and cutting edge clinical research trials with access to some of the most advanced drug therapies in cancer treatment.
Specialists in Pleomorphic Cancer Care
If you have been diagnosed with pleomorphic cancer and would like to consult with a sarcoma expert, contact the specialists at the Sarcoma Oncology Center. The center’s doctors are internationally known for their expertise in sarcoma care, medically advanced treatment, and emphasis on limb preservation. We would like to help you. Call us today at 310-552-9999 to schedule a consultation.
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