Statistically, liposarcomas is some of the most frequently diagnosed subtypes of sarcoma, representing 15% of the total sarcoma cases. However, as a disease, liposarcomas still require the attention of a specialist in sarcoma treatment. Los Angeles offers some of the most experienced and knowledgeable sarcoma oncologists. Among them are the physicians at the Sarcoma Oncology Center who over the years, have been instrumental in introducing innovative new therapies that have helped many of their patients.
Our cancer experts are internationally recognized for their treatment of all varieties of sarcomas, including liposarcomas. Clinical trials give patients opportunity to use some of the most advanced drug therapies possible. Dr. Chawla and his team at the Sarcoma Oncology Center believe clinical research helps to provide advanced innovative drug therapies to patients for the best possible outcome from the disease.
Common Types of Sarcomas
Sarcoma treatment varies and depends upon the type of sarcoma and its originating cells. Some of the more commonly diagnosed varieties include the following:
- Well-differentiated liposarcoma – most common subtype
- Myxoid liposarcoma/round cell liposarcoma – 30% to 35% of all liposarcomas
- Pleomorphic – 15% of liposarcoma cases
- Dedifferentiated liposarcoma – least common subtype accounting for 5%
When evaluating the appropriate sarcoma treatment, our Los Angeles cancer experts consider the tumor’s stage, size, and cell origin, as well as patient’s age and medical history. Liposarcomas are only one of the few subtypes that can be classified using only an MRI, otherwise the majority of sarcomas require a biopsy for a precise diagnosis.
Sarcoma Treatment in Los Angeles
Typically, sarcoma treatment is multi-modal applying a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation. Sarcoma Oncology physicians specialize in drug therapies which, depending on the case, are either used exclusively for treatment or combined with other modalities.
Chemotherapy can fill more than one role as a treatment. Therapeutic drugs can function as:
- Primary treatment to destroy a tumor
- Initial treatment to shrink a tumor
- Supplemental treatment to eradicate remaining tumor
Chemotherapy is the only treatment that can prevent and control cancer from spreading into a vital organ such as the lungs.
Contact Our Specialists Today
The Sarcoma Oncology Center’s multi-modal treatment offers patients the best possible solution. Consideration is given to the physical and emotional well being of each individual patient who comes to us. Please contact our center at 310-552-9999 to schedule a consultation with one of our specialists.
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