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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.


Bad taste in mouth

Started by Kelly in General. Last reply by Sonnut 2 hours ago. 2 Replies

Any ideas for getting rid of the bad metallic taste in mouth during and after chemo? Sweets are not tolerable.

Ketogenic Diet helpful or not?

Started by dutch in General 5 hours ago. 0 Replies

Our sons synovial sarcoma had another reoccurrence in his other lung two weeks ago. Surgery was successful. We are still waiting for the results for another treatment plan...A good friend of us…Continue


Started by SpaceGirlincognito in General. Last reply by dutch 5 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hey everyone. Thought I'd introduce myself a little bit and join in the talking :)I've been so glad to read your stories and advice as my husband begins his fight.His tumor (in the center of his…Continue

Tags: doxorubicin, ifosfamide, pazopanib


Started by Kelly in General. Last reply by dutch 5 hours ago. 3 Replies

Can anyone tell me of some of their side effects of Neulasta and anything that might have helped.Thank youContinue

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Sonnut replied to Kelly's discussion Bad taste in mouth
"Lemon drops are awesome, but not sure if that's too sweet for you.  I also found fresh…"
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Ketogenic Diet helpful or not?

Our sons synovial sarcoma had another reoccurrence in his other lung two weeks ago. Surgery was…See More
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dutch replied to SpaceGirlincognito's discussion Pazopanib?
"Our son (now 17)had doxorubicin and ifosfamide in 2010 for 7 treatments and this cancer stayed away…"
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"My son never had any side effects of the Neulasta. Actually we were really happy with this…"
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dutch replied to Kelly's discussion Bad taste in mouth
"My son always used to rinse his mouth with water and baking soda. You put about 1 teaspoon of…"
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Bad taste in mouth

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Sarcoma Registry

Posted by Elodie Espesset on December 16, 2014 at 9:44am 3 Comments

There is a new sarcoma registry from University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine which is recording patient's quality of life:…


Systemic Treatment of Metastatic Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Posted by Elodie Espesset on December 7, 2014 at 11:18am 0 Comments

The following article discusses the different types of chemo, targeted therapies for the different types of soft tissue sarcoma, including synovial sarcoma. A "must read" in my opinion...…


Wrong direction

Posted by darken9 on November 27, 2014 at 9:09am 0 Comments

IF you saw a great artist trying to paint but failing because he was blindfolded would you help by taking off the blindfold or hold his wrist and try move it in the right direction? 

This seems to be what we are doing with our entire…



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