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Sarcoma

A sarcoma is a cancerous tumor that appears in the connective tissues of the body. This includes the bones, muscles, cartilage, fats, nerves, blood vessels and skin tissue. There are many different types of sarcomas, but they are typically classified as either bone sarcoma or soft tissue sarcoma.

Sarcoma treatment in Kansas City

The discovery of a cancerous tumor can be the start of a complicated treatment process, but it is critical to know you are not alone.

At Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA Midwest Health, our oncologists detect and diagnose pediatric and adult extremity tumors, which are also known as sarcomas. If cancer is detected, we provide access to advanced treatments performed by surgeons with fellowships, such as musculoskeletal oncology, spine-scoliosis and adult reconstructive surgery.

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A second opinion can help you make an informed decision about your medical care. Getting a second opinion from an oncology expert at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA Midwest Health is easy, convenient, secure and can all be done remotely.

Conditions we treat

Our physician specializes in the removal of bone and soft tissue tumors, malignant and benign cancers in the pelvis and limbs.

Benign soft tissue tumors

  • Lipoma
  • Hemangioma
  • Fibroma
  • Giant Cell Tumor of Tendon

Benign bone tumors

  • Aneurysmal Bone Cyst
  • Giant Cell Tumor
  • Chondroblastoma
  • Chondromyxoid Fibroma
  • Enchondroma
  • Fibrous Cortical Defect
  • Non-Ossifying Fibroma
  • Osteoblastoma
  • Osteochondroma
  • Osteoid Osteoma

Malignant soft tissue tumors

  • Liposarcoma
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Myxofibrosarcoma
  • Malignant Nerve Tumors
  • Fibrosarcoma
  • Synovial Sarcoma
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma

Malignant bone tumors

  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ewing's Sarcoma
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Metastatic cancer to bone

What is a sarcoma

Sarcoma is the name for cancerous tumors in the body’s connective tissue and is separated into two main groups–bone sarcomas (tumors in the bone) and soft tissue sarcomas (tumors in the muscle, cartilage, nerves, fat, blood vessels and deep skin tissue).

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Treatment for sarcomas

Our doctors use the following to treat sarcoma:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Surgical removal of the tumor

In some cases, the effected limb may need to be amputated, however, our doctors use limb preservation techniques to save as much of the limb as possible.

About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute

As part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Network of HCA Healthcare, our family of facilities offer integrated cancer programs with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for those facing cancer in our communities. From diagnosis to treatment and survivorship care, our oncology experts ensure you have access to locally-trusted care with the support of a globally-recognized network.

askSARAH Helpline

Have cancer questions? We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7, and all calls are confidential. Contact askSARAH at (352) 339-7000.

Dr. Suhel Kotwal - Kansas City Joint Replacement and Sports Medicine

Our Sarcoma Locations

Lee's Summit Medical Center
2100 SE Blue Pkwy
Lees Summit, MO 64063
 (816) 282 - 5000
Lee's Summit Medical Center
2100 SE Blue Pkwy
Lees Summit, MO 64063
 (816) 282 - 5000
Research Medical Center
2316 E Meyer Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64132
 (816) 276 - 4000