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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.


New diagnosis and little information

Started by dajebriza in General. Last reply by beechreader yesterday. 4 Replies

Thank goodness for this site.  My daughter was recently diagnosed.  Two weeks ago.  There is so little information right now we are just waiting.  Luckily she is close to a sarcoma center in…Continue

Blood transfusions

Started by Sonnut in General. Last reply by Elodie Espesset yesterday. 1 Reply

So,  I survived round four of AIM, but needed two units of blood. I can't believe the difference in how I feel! So, how long does this feel good last? My husband said he's relieved to see me much…Continue

lungs and bones

Started by jsinder in General. Last reply by glori on Thursday. 8 Replies

Is there on here that is getting treatment for SS in your bones and lungs?

Round 1 of chemo

Started by jsinder in General. Last reply by Sonnut on Thursday. 13 Replies

My husband's first round chemotherapy is AIM. The doctor had us do a chest x-ray after this first round and it shows that the nodules in his lungs have grown slightly.... does this mean that this…Continue

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Ben's Friends Monthly Newsletter - October 2014 Issue

Just the Stats: Communities: 38 Friends: 43,500+Connecting to others in a similar circumstance is…See More
5 hours ago
beechreader replied to dajebriza's discussion New diagnosis and little information
"       Prayers for you and your daughter. I am 19 years cancer free. Synovial…"

Elodie Espesset left a comment for Remy Macan
"Happy Birthday Remy :-)"

Elodie Espesset replied to Sonnut's discussion Blood transfusions
"You will feel good until the next round. Then you may need another transfusion :-( It's a bit…"

Elodie Espesset left a comment for Taz
"Welcome Taz! Please feel free to start a discussion if you have questions :-) Are you now in…"
Taz is now a member of Synovial Sarcoma - Online Support Group
glori replied to jsinder's discussion lungs and bones
"now we are in trouble, cause water level raised in lungs... She already have tried: 6 cycles of…"
Scott Orn left a comment for dajebriza
"Big welcome Dajebriza! One tip, if you have specific questions it's best to start a New…"

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1 Round 1 of chemo

Round 1 of chemo

Posted by jsinder on October 14, 2014

2 Stomach and digestive issues after chemo

Stomach and digestive issues after chemo

Posted by Aperez on September 30, 2014

3 New here, new to SS

New here, new to SS

Posted by Sonnut on October 5, 2014

4 Next Treatment?

Next Treatment?

Posted by Trish on October 11, 2014

5 Immunotherapy for SS in lungs

Immunotherapy for SS in lungs

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Ben's Friends Monthly Newsletter - October 2014 Issue

Posted by Ben Munoz on October 25, 2014 at 9:42am 0 Comments

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Combining Radiotherapy With Targeted Therapy

Posted by Elodie Espesset on October 21, 2014 at 12:48pm 0 Comments

The following publication explains the potential benefits of combining radiotherapy with targeted therapy:…


EPZ-6438 (E7438)

Posted by Elodie Espesset on October 18, 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

 Epizyme just presented results of a pre-clinical study of its EZH2 inhibitor EPZ-6438 in models of synovial sarcoma:…


Pneumothorax and Votrient

Posted by Elodie Espesset on October 11, 2014 at 10:07am 0 Comments

A new study from the Netherlands discusses the incidence of pneumothorax in patients with sarcoma lung mets who are receiving votrient:…



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