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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.
Today marks Elodie's four-year anniversary on this community. Thank you, Elodie, for all of your hard work supporting our members here on the Synovial Sarcoma network. You are a very special person!Continue
Hi,Have anyone tried Immune-based Therapies or do you have any feedback regarding this new therapy? This therapy is being performed at University of Washington by Dr. Seth Pollack.Thanks,GavinContinue
My beautiful husband passed away 3 weeks ago tomorrow - devastated does not even begin to explain how I feel. I hope and pray that they find a cure for this terrible disease before it robs more young…Continue
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