Fibrosarcoma is a rare primary malignancy that shares its histological features with bone tumors. It is a malignant neoplasm of mesenchymal cell origin in which the predominant cells are fibroblasts. These fibroblasts divide excessively without any control, thereby, invading local tissues. Symptoms are rapidly progressive pain, tumor formation, and weakened bones
HOW IS FIBROSARCOMA DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Fibrosarcoma is based on the detection of symptoms. Oncologists often order for an X-ray of multiple places. Location of the tumor helps in diagnosis. MRI scan helps in detecting the extent to which the tumour has spread. Angiography, CT scan and PET scan are other diagnostic tools to diagnose Fibrosarcoma
HOW IS FIBROSARCOMA TREATED?
Correct diagnosis will help the treatment process. A biopsy is performed as the initial step in the treatment plan to adopt the right treatment approach. Surgical resection is the most common and standard treatment for fibrosarcoma. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are other modes of treatment.
DID YOU KNOW?
Though the use of chemotherapy is controversial it is used in case of bone lesions and radiotherapy is more effective