Soft Tissue Sarcoma - Diagnosis and Treatment

Soft tissue sarcoma diagnosis involves blood tests, imaging studies, and biopsy. Treatment may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, or immunotherapy. A multidisciplinary team approach is required to develop customized treatment plans and improve overall outcomes. The survival rate for soft tissue sarcoma depends on several factors.

What are the Soft Tissue Sarcoma Diagnosis Tests?

Multiple tests are available for soft tissue sarcoma diagnosis. The following are the commonly recommended techniques for soft tissue sarcoma diagnosis:

What are Effective Soft Tissue Sarcoma Treatments?

Once the diagnosis is confirmed and the staging is confirmed, specialists begin devising a customized treatment plan based on the type of soft tissue sarcoma, its stage, its grade, the patient’s overall health, etc. The following are the different options available for soft tissue sarcoma treatment:

Why Choose HCG for Treatment and Diagnosis of Soft Tissue Sarcoma?

The choice of a hospital for soft tissue sarcoma diagnosis and treatment depends on various factors, including the hospital's expertise in sarcoma care, the range of treatment options offered, the availability of modern facilities and soft tissue sarcoma specialists, and the overall quality of medical care provided. HCG offers comprehensive medical care to patients suffering from soft tissue sarcoma. The hospital also has the latest imaging techniques to diagnose and stage the disease accurately.


Soft tissue sarcoma diagnosis methods include physical examination, blood tests, imaging techniques, and biopsy. Some effective soft tissue sarcoma treatment options include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and targeted therapy. Palliative care is provided to patients with advanced soft tissue sarcoma.

Frequently Asked Questions

Soft tissue sarcoma usually does not present symptoms in the early stages. The symptoms, if present, include a painful or painless lump, abdominal pain, and nausea and vomiting.

Some of the most common sites for developing soft tissue sarcoma are extremities (arms and legs), chest and abdominal wall, and head and neck region.

Soft tissue sarcoma has no specific symptoms, and almost all the symptoms overlap with other conditions, making the diagnosis difficult, especially in the early stages.

Due to non-specific presentation, soft tissue sarcoma can be misdiagnosed. Misdiagnosis occurs commonly in soft tissue tumors < 5 cm, are painless, and are superficial to the fascia.

The treatment length depends on the stage at the time of diagnosis, the tumor's location, and the type of treatment required.

The length of chemotherapy depends on the location, stage, and other tumor characteristics. However, chemotherapy is usually done every three weeks and requires six cycles.