Fibrosarcomas are the result of fibroblasts, which produce connective tissue such as collagen. Fibrosarcoma tumors are consequently rich in collagen fibers. The immature, proliferating fibroblasts take on an interlacing, or herringbone, pattern. This is a type of sarcoma that is predominantly found in the area around bones or in soft tissue.
HOW IS FIBROSARCOMA DIAGNOSED?
An oncology condition, fibrosarcoma may not be easily detectable. The doctor may associate the symptoms with other bone pathologies unless the symptoms seem persistent after treatment. A plan x-ray of the bone may help with the diagnosis. Identifying the location of the tumour will largely help in the treatment process.
HOW IS FIBROSARCOMA TREATED?
Treatment for Fibrosarcoma depends on the correct diagnosis of the tumor and the stage of growth. Surgical resection is the standard treatment for Fibrosarcoma of the bone. Limb salvage surgery is another option being considered to treat Fibrosarcoma
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Once the cancer has been treated, patients should make sure to schedule follow-up appointments with their physicians. Physicians will want to monitor the patient for side effects or possible recurrence that may develop years after treatment.