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Synovial sarcoma is a malignant tumor of the soft tissues, usually around joints.

Under the microscope the tumor resembles synovial tissue (the lining tissue of joints). Synovial tissue is found around the tendons (bands of fiber that connect muscle to bone), and can form bursa (fluid filled cushioning pouches or sacs found in spaces between tendons, ligaments and bones) found in the area of joints.

This condition tends to occur in adolescents and young adults and affects more males than females. The most common location of origin is the thigh near the knee, but synovial sarcoma can also occur near other joints, mainly in the arms and legs.

Despite its name, it seldom arises within a joint.


Alternative treatments

Started by Michael Stangel in General. Last reply by Sage 10 hours ago. 16 Replies

My primary started growing again at the end of November and I started Votrient at that time. By early Feb everything had progressed substantially again so we switched to Doxil annd tried 2 rounds of…Continue

places of recommended treatment?

Started by linds in General 12 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hi friends. Im new to the group but not new to synovial sarcoma. I am researching for my next step in this process and would like some insight on hospitals and doctors you would recommend. I just…Continue

Lung nodules

Started by Noggin in General. Last reply by Aperez Apr 16. 4 Replies

Will's resection took place in Jan 2013. A 10 cm circle, 4 cm deep, was removed from his left lower back, the right side had to be cut to close the left side, and his right leg was used as a donor…Continue

Clear scans but sore chest pain. Anyone going through similar case?

Started by BobbyB89 in General. Last reply by Noggin Apr 9. 4 Replies

I had my follow up 3 month scans and they showed NED. I'm not sure how I feel about this because I have a very sore chest pain that comes and goes. I told my doctor about it and he says not to worry.…Continue

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Sage replied to Michael Stangel's discussion Alternative treatments
"Check out chrisbeatcancer.com Your body is more powerful than anyone will admit to you. "
10 hours ago
linds posted a discussion

places of recommended treatment?

Hi friends. Im new to the group but not new to synovial sarcoma. I am researching for my next step…See More
12 hours ago

Elodie Espesset left a comment for Movielover
"Happy Birthday Movielover! How is your husband doing with his treatments?"
18 hours ago

Elodie Espesset left a comment for HarleyRider
"Happy Birthday HarleyRider! Have you had your scan yet? I hope it shows good results..."
18 hours ago

Elodie Espesset left a comment for linds
"Welcome Linds! I am sorry you have to face this nightmare again :-( Liver mets are not too common…"
18 hours ago
Scott Orn left a comment for linds
"Wonderful welcome Linds! One tip, if you have specific questions it's best to start a New…"
linds is now a member of Synovial Sarcoma - Online Support Group

Elodie Espesset left a comment for John S
"Happy Birthday John :-)"

Top Content 

1 Alternative treatments

Alternative treatments

Posted by Michael Stangel on April 8, 2014

2 Pain in chest

Pain in chest

Posted by BobbyB89 on March 26, 2014

3 Clear scans but sore chest pain. Anyone going through similar case?

Clear scans but sore chest pain. Anyone going through similar case?

Posted by BobbyB89 on April 4, 2014

4 Lung nodules

Lung nodules

Posted by Noggin on April 4, 2014

5 Sarcoma on Flipboard and Scoop.It

Sarcoma on Flipboard and Scoop.It

Posted by Bruce_S on April 1, 2014


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Never give up.

Posted by Armando Abrero on April 20, 2014 at 4:04am 0 Comments

Just wanted to share this inspiring video.

Laugh often. Love a lot. Be strong. Never give up.…


Phase II Anti-NYESO-1 immunotherapy trial at NIH

Posted by Elodie Espesset on April 15, 2014 at 12:34pm 1 Comment

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