What is Biphasic Synovial Sarcoma?
Biphasic synovial sarcoma is a rare, high-grade soft tissue sarcoma that usually develops in adults at a younger age. Although biphasic synovial sarcoma can develop anywhere in the body, it develops in the arms and legs in 68.7% of cases, and its less common sites are the chest, head, neck, and abdomen. Among the limbs, the knee is the most commonplace of its development.
What is a Sarcoma?
This is a type of cancer that arises from transformed connective tissue cells. Connective tissues are the types of tissues that form bones, cartilage, fat, vascular, and lymphatic tissues.
The incidence of synovial sarcoma is 7% of all soft tissue sarcomas. It is slightly predominant in females as compared to males. Biphasic synovial sarcoma most often develops in adolescents and young people with a peak incidence of 36 years.
A certain chromosomal translocation (part of a chromosome is passed on to other chromosomes) is the cause of biphasic synovial sarcoma.
Signs and Symptoms
Common symptoms of biphasic synovial sarcoma are:
- Pain at the cancer site
- Lump or mass at the cancer site
- In rare cases, it can also affect the underlying bone
Definite diagnostic tests to diagnose the bi-phasic synovial sarcoma are tumor biopsy and histopathology, Fine needle aspiration cytology, and cytogenetic study of the specimen. Radiological techniques like CT scan, MRI, USG, and X-ray also recommended locating the size and site of the tumor.
For the tumor which is not widespread, wide local surgical excision of the tumor is the most effective treatment option. There is disagreement about the effectiveness of chemotherapy in the cases of biphasic synovial sarcoma.
What Support can we Give for Biphasic Synovial Sarcoma?
Biphasic Synovial Sarcoma is a rare cancer, meaning it is not as well known as other forms of cancer. Without a Ribbon is an Australian organisation that provides support for individuals who suffer from rare cancers. So, we provide a designated platform for Warriors to obtain information specific to their Rare Cancer. We also provide annual opportunities for our Warriors to meet and learn from each other. If you suffer from rare cancer such as Biphasic Synovial Sarcoma we can help and support you through your journey thanks to the generous donations we receive. Click the link below to sign up and become a Warrior today!
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