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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.


A little confused.

Started by BobbyB89 in General. Last reply by Noggin yesterday. 8 Replies

Hey guys, I had ss in my head. It invaded my skull spine and neck but didn't spread. So many doctors told me my chances were slim. I did 37 radiations and 6 rounds of chemo. I stayed in the hospital…Continue

New here and newly diagnosed with Synovial Sarcoma

Started by Starry1982 in General. Last reply by Elodie Espesset on Wednesday. 8 Replies

Hi all-I was just diagnosed last month with Synovial Sarcoma.  I found a lump in my left arm in February after I had some pain in the area (Felt like a sore muscle). Finally, I was referred to an…Continue


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Amazon is running a new promotion for Amazon Smile, their program that gives money back to Non Profits. For instance, BensFriends.org (my…Continue

Whole Lung Radiation for Lung Nodules

Started by Trish in General. Last reply by Elodie Espesset Aug 22. 1 Reply

Hello, anyone had success with whole lung radiation to kill lung nodules?  Thank you in advance for your feedback.   TrishContinue

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Oncolytic Virus HSV1716 Trial

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TumorGraft to Test Drug Sensitivity?

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