fibrosarcoma Treatment in IsraelFibrosarcoma - a rare type of cancer that affects the cells known as fibroblasts. The fibroblasts are responsible for the creation of fibrous tissue. The tendons that connect the muscles to bones, are composed of fibrous tissue.
When fibrosarcoma affects the body, fibroblasts lose control and multiplied excessively. This creates a fibrous tissue, where it should not be, either her excessive amounts. Like other types of cancer, fibrosarcoma can spread throughout the body.

Fibrosarcoma is part of a broader family of cancers known as sarcomas. Other examples include osteosarcoma, which affects bone and rhabdomyosarcoma, which attacks the muscles.

Rarely, fibrosarcoma may occur in the bones. It usually affects the adjacent fibrous tissue rather than bone itself.

In this article we will discuss the symptoms of fibrosarcoma, then the doctors can diagnose it, and what are the prospects of people with this disease.

symptoms fibrosarcoma

Fibrosarcoma is not easy to identify only the symptoms, not the least because it shares symptoms with other forms of sarcoma. Onset of symptoms of soft tissue sarcoma, takioy as fibrosarcoma, it takes a long time. When they occur, symptoms may include:

  • painful or painless swelling in various parts of the body, especially the limbs;
  • cough or shortness of breath;
  • black stools;
  • vomiting blood;
  • women may have irregular bleeding from the vagina;
  • abdominal pain.

Fibrosarcoma, affects the bones, it can be even more difficult to detect only the symptoms. Primary bone cancer symptoms include:

  1. constant pain in the tumors, which can be felt as a sprain or "growing pains";
  2. swelling around the bone, which often do not appear until, until it becomes a pretty big;
  3. difficulty moving the joint or limb;
  4. numbness in areas of the body, because the tumor presses on nerves;
  5. brittle, easily broken bones, because bone is weakened by cancer.

Fibrosarcoma can occur throughout the body, but more often than others, it appears in certain places, such as soft tissue. Fibrosarcoma of bone is rare and about 70 percent of all bone fibrosarcoma developed in the long bones - such as the femur, tibia. Femur most often affects fibrosarcoma.

Causes and risk factors

The American Cancer Society lists the following risk factors for soft tissue sarcoma, fibrosarcoma which may include:

  1. weakened or damaged lymphatic system;
  2. radiation exposure;
  3. certain chemical exposure, possibly including vinyl chloride, arsenic and dioxin;
  4. some cancer syndromes caused by inherited genetic abnormalities.

diagnosis of fibrosarcoma

The following tests may be required for the diagnosis of fibrosarcoma:

  1. Standard X-rays;
  2. CT (computed tomography) scans, which produce detailed images of the body from different angles;
  3. MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), which use radio waves and magnets for displaying body tissue;
  4. ultrasound scan, which is often done before the biopsy;
  5. PET (positron emission tomography) scans, including the injection and monitoring of radioactive sugar;
  6. biopsy - vzyatie obrazetsa tissue for testing.

Using these tests, doctors can identify fibrosarcoma, exploring the places in which it appears most often. Specific key, such as tumors that appear without the accumulation of calcium in X-rays, also signal the fibrosarcoma. However, the identification of fibrosarcoma is not always a simple process. A study in 2014 warned against confusion with osteosarcoma that has similar features. As a result, doctors can conduct a variety of tests, including a biopsy, to ensure a proper diagnosis.

stage fibrosarcoma

Step - a term used to describe how far the cancer has spread in the body, and how much the cancer tissue is present.

One of the most common intermediate system is a number that varies from 1-4 and several secondary classes.

Step soft tissue sarcomas, such as fibrosarcoma:

  1. 1A: Tumor measures 5 cm or less, low grade or unknown, close to the surface or deeply and does not extend.
  2. 1B: The tumor is more than 5 cm, low or unknown degree, close to the surface or deeply and does not extend.
  3. 2A: Tumor 5 cm or less, medium or high, close to the surface or deeply and does not extend.
  4. 2B: The tumor is more than 5 cm, moderate degree, close to the surface or deep and does not extend.
  5. 3: Swelling of a 5 cm high, close to the surface or deep and does not extend. Alternatively, a tumor of any size, any variety, close to the surface or deep, extended by at least one lymph node, but no further.
  6. 4: The tumor has spread to another part of the body such as the lungs or other soft tissues. The tumor may be any size, any sort of close to the surface or deep, and may or may not have spread to lymph nodes. This type is also known as secondary or metastatic cancer.

The extent of the tumor - this is how abnormal the cells and tissues appear under a microscope. The higher the class, the more it appears anomalous, and the faster it will grow and spread.

fibrosarcoma Treatment in Israel

Radiation therapy may be used for the treatment of fibrosarcoma, usually before or after surgery to remove the tumor. fibrosarcoma Treatment depends on the stage of cancer.

Methods for treatment of soft tissue sarcoma

stage 1

  • Surgical removal of the tumor.
  • Radiation therapy, which may be before or after surgery.

step 2

  • Surgical removal of the tumor.
  • Radiation therapy before or after surgery.
  • Radiation or chemotherapy before and possibly after the operation, if necessary.
  • High-dose radiation therapy for tumors that can not be surgically removed.

step 3

  • Surgery including removal of lymph nodes, and potential radiation therapy after surgery.
  • A clinical trial of chemotherapy after surgery with.
  • Clinical study of regional hyperthermia therapy, which increases body temperature in certain areas.

Step 4

  • Chemotherapy.
  • Surgical removal of cancer that has spread to the lungs.


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