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Treatment Options for Sarcoma

At UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, our sarcoma experts address and treat all aspects of this family of cancers.

Sarcoma Specialty Care at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center includes a multidisciplinary team of:

  • Medical and radiation oncologists
  • Orthopaedic surgeons
  • Radiologists
  • Pathologists

Together with your referring doctor, we provide complete, compassionate sarcoma care to meet your needs at every stage of your treatment.

Sarcoma Treatment Begins With Proper Diagnosis

Sarcoma treatment depends on the type, stage, and grade of your cancer.

A precise diagnosis of the stage, grade, and subtype of sarcoma is crucial to designing a treatment plan. Our pathology experts use the latest diagnostic imaging tools to assess your tumor.

You may also need a biopsy for more detailed insight about your disease. We do most biopsies with minimally invasive techniques in your doctor's office.

Sarcoma Treatment Methods

Most types of cancer respond better to a blend of treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.

Many sarcomas need surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible.

Chemo and radiation help shrink the tumor before surgery or help prevent it from spreading after surgery.

The goal of any treatment is to remove the cancer and take every measure to lessen the chances that it will return.

Even if you have gone to another center for sarcoma care, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center has treatment options for you.

Sarcoma Care at UPMC: Treating the Whole Person

At UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, we believe that successful sarcoma treatment begins with a focus on you.

Our range of supportive care services can help you feel more at ease and make your treatments more effective.

These services can support you and your loved ones during sarcoma treatment and recovery:

  • Behavioral medicine — our psychologists and psychiatrists can work with you on meeting the challenges of sarcoma.
  • Nutrition for sarcoma — our diet and nutrition experts can design a meal plan to help you regain or maintain strength.
  • Sarcoma pain management — pain experts will work with your care team to relieve pain from sarcoma.
  • Palliative care — our caring team aims to improve the lives of people whose sarcoma is no longer responsive to curative treatments.
  • Social support — social workers can help you manage the practical aspects of living with sarcoma.
  • Interpreter services — our interpreters help international patients and others with language barriers discern the sarcoma treatment process.

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center also offers risk reduction and early detection services for many types of cancers.

Contact Us About Sarcoma Care

To learn more about sarcoma care or to make an appointment, you can: