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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.


Cancer Financial Assistance

Started by Elodie Espesset in Insurance/Work/Financial Issues 2 hours ago. 0 Replies

The following information was posted on the ACOR general sarcoma group and may be useful for some of you:The Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC) is a consortium of organizations aimed to help patients manage financial challenges that might…Continue

New Member, Hello!!!

Started by STS_SS_Perdido in Newly Diagnosed. Last reply by STS_SS_Perdido 16 hours ago. 7 Replies

Hello to All,I was first diagnosed with a Hematoma ( after an MRI ) and was told it was a pulled muscle.The trouble area is my right thigh.They told me it would take a year to heal. I waited a year and it got worse.The tumor grew  I left that…Continue

Son just diagnosed with stage 4 met lungs - Looking for help/information/support

Started by Elodie Espesset in Treatment Options. Last reply by Sage 18 hours ago. 5 Replies

The following was posted by Eagle in the blog section:"Hi, Not sure where to turn to and what to think .... so crushed and totally in shock.  Our whole family is...  Our son is 31, father of 3, diagnosed with synovial sarcoma last year (June 2014)…Continue

Thigh SS with lung mets

Started by Muna in Side Effects of Treatment. Last reply by Muna 23 hours ago. 15 Replies

Hello everyone,My name is Muna. Im 33 years old from Oman.I already finished 3 cycles of chemo.( Ifo. & Dux. ).My tumor is 13cm located in the left pelvic area.Doctors told me it is difficult to remove it at this size because I will lose my…Continue

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Has anyone been through the genetically modified T-Cell trial?

Posted by jimK on April 30, 2014 at 7:00pm 55 Comments

I've met the blood and tumor qualifications and have an appointment at NIH on May 15th for additional testing to qualify for "A Pilot Study of Genetically Engineered NY-ESO-1 Specific (c259) T Cells in HLA-A2+ Patients With Synovial…


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