What is Monophasic Synovial Sarcoma?
Monophasic synovial sarcomas are moderate to high-grade soft tissue cancers and usually originate from the soft tissue of the knees. It can originate in the soft tissues of muscles or ligaments and can affect the arms, legs, feet, and soft tissues of the wrist and ankle.
It accounts for approximately 2.5-10% of all soft tissue sarcomas. Monophasic synovial sarcoma usually affects young adults between the ages of 20-40 years. It is slightly more common in males than females.
There is no well-known cause; however certain hereditary or genetic mutations and prior exposure to certain radiations or radiation therapy may be responsible for the development of monophasic synovial sarcoma.
Signs and symptoms
The patient may suffer from the following signs and symptoms. These are Usually, it can be noticed as a painless mass or lump The tumor or lump can be painful and can cause numbness if it is near the nerve
The following diagnostic techniques or procedures can be used to make a diagnosis. These are
- Imaging diagnostic techniques such as X-Ray, CT scan, and PET scan can be used to detect the site, size, and extent of the tumor.
- Tumor Biopsy
Surgical removal of the tumor or affected part is the main treatment option. Other treatment options are radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Radiation and chemotherapy are usually recommended in cases where the tumor has metastasized (spread of the tumor from its site of origin to distant parts of the body). The choice of the correct treatment option depends on several factors such as the nature of the cancer cells, the size, extent, and metastasis of the tumor, the patient’s age, the patient’s health status, the patient’s body weight, etc.
What support can we give for Monophasic Synovial Sarcoma?
Monophasic 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. 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 a rare cancer such as Monophasic 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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