Soft Tissue Sarcoma Care at Roper St. Francis
Sarcomas are cancers of the body’s connective tissue. Normal connective tissue includes fat, blood vessels, nerves, bones, muscles, deep skin tissues and cartilage. Sarcomas are divided into two main groups, bone sarcomas and soft tissue sarcomas.
Diagnosing Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Roper St. Francis Cancer Care uses the latest technology in the diagnosis and treatment of sarcomas. Together with our partners at the Levine Cancer Center in North Carolina, we provide widespread access to specialists, treatment options, clinical trials and support services.
Sarcoma Treatment at Roper St. Francis
From initial evaluation to treatment and recovery, our oncologists, radiologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists and rehabilitation specialists work collaboratively to provide coordinated care and the most tailored treatment plan for your diagnosis.
Sarcoma treatment options include:
- Surgery – removes cancer, yet maintains healthy tissue and vital functions of a limb or an organ
- Radiation – shrinks tumor before surgery and reduces risk of recurrence after surgery
- Chemotherapy – shrinks or kills cancer with powerful medications that may be given in pill form or through an IV tube
In addition to state-of-the-art treatment options, our patients have access to a wide range of current clinical trials.
The cancer care process can feel confusing and overwhelming at times – often involving physical, financial and emotional challenges for you and your family. From diagnosis to survivorship, we have numerous resources available to support you during your treatment experience.