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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.


Toe Nails

Started by Sonnut in Side Effects of Treatment 3 hours ago. 0 Replies

Anybody else lose a toenail from chemo?  Apparently it's a side effect?Continue

Natural Remedies

Started by butterphly7 in Complementary Therapies. Last reply by Elodie Espesset 11 hours ago. 18 Replies

Hi everyone!My husband was diagnosed October 2013 and we opted to do natural treatments at home as we were told it was slow growing and we didn't like the idea of putting poison in his body, making…Continue

Tags: AIM, remission, healing, natural, alternative

new to site ansd scared silly

Started by Ellen in Newly Diagnosed. Last reply by Elodie Espesset on Wednesday. 13 Replies

My diagnosis was in September and I really did not know anything except that I had cancer.  As I've learned more, I admit I am scared.  Surgery was 7 weeks ago.  The tumor was 8cm.  The colon also…Continue


Started by jsinder in Side Effects of Treatment. Last reply by Elodie Espesset on Monday. 7 Replies

Is there anyone doing the Yondelis trial? If so how is it going for you/results?Also my husband just finished up with 18 rounds of radiation on his bones in the pelvic region. I understand that the…Continue

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Toe Nails

Anybody else lose a toenail from chemo?  Apparently it's a side effect?See More
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"Happy Birthday Katie! Has your health improved?"
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"I wouldn't be satisfied either :-( Does that mean they are not going to do a biopsy?"
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Elodie Espesset replied to butterphly7's discussion Natural Remedies
"Here is an article about a lady with sarcoma who tried Gerson…"
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Hypoxia, Glucose Deprivation, HIGD1A and Tumor dormancy

According to a new study, Hypoxia-Inducible Gene Domain Family Member 1A (HIGD1A) may be…See More

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Chemo taxal and gemar

Posted by Taz on February 10, 2015

2 Sarcoma Foundation of America Patient Educational Conference

Sarcoma Foundation of America Patient Educational Conference

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Radiofrequency Ablation

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MLN0128, a mTOR inhibitor

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Hypoxia, Glucose Deprivation, HIGD1A and Tumor dormancy

Posted by Elodie Espesset on March 4, 2015 at 10:47am 0 Comments

According to a new study, Hypoxia-Inducible Gene Domain Family Member 1A (HIGD1A) may be instrumental in cancer cells ability to survive hypoxia and glucose deprivation:…


Better Not Discontinue Yondelis If Stable on It

Posted by Elodie Espesset on March 3, 2015 at 10:06am 0 Comments

A study of interruption versus continuation of yondelis after 6 cycles of stability under treatment suggests it's bad to discontinue the drug to take a break from it:…


Towards A Better Prosthetic Ankle

Posted by Elodie Espesset on March 1, 2015 at 11:16am 0 Comments

I could use a smarter prosthetic ankle for hiking but I am wondering about all the wires hanging around...…


Nuclear Spin Hyperpolarisation, a New Imaging Method?

Posted by Elodie Espesset on February 27, 2015 at 9:39am 0 Comments

Could a new imaging method tell whether a drug is working on a tumor within a few days? That's apparently the goal behind nuclear spin hyperpolarisation:…



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