• Synovial Cell Sarcoma and lung cancer

    Asked by Pawleys on Sunday, May 24, 2020

    Synovial Cell Sarcoma and lung cancer

    I am looking for help for a friend who's father has been recently diagnosed with this disease. He is 70 years old, and the doctors removed his leg. The tumor was found in the knee. Now, the doctors say there are tumors in the lungs. The patient wants to know if the traditional treatment of chemo and radiation are the best path?

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    • andreacha's Avatar
      andreacha

      I personally can't give you any advice on this. However, very rarely does a question go 7 hours without at least 1 answer. I'm afraid that the holiday is at the forefront of everyone's minds. Just give it a while longer and you will see activity related to your questions. We have some pretty sharp people on this site. You'll meet them shortly. Best wishes for your Dad.

      about 1 month ago
    • 2943's Avatar
      2943

      A second opinion at a ranked hospital is well worth the time and effort. It can help answer the question of the ‘right treatment’. It, too, may offer additional ideas such as clinical trials. Let us know.

      about 1 month ago
    • KB2013's Avatar
      KB2013

      He should be asking his doctor this question or getting second or third opinions.

      about 1 month ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      IIRC, Actor Robert Urich had this type. Are those tumors biopsied? If not, they could be a different type. I would advise him to head directly to a National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer center for a second opinion from the best and brightest.
      https://www.cancer.gov/research/infrastructure/cancer-centers/find

      about 1 month ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      My first question is whether this is two different kinds of cancer or if one metastasized.

      I would definitely seek a second opinion. And, I agree wholeheartedly with po18guy, the best place to get that 2nd opinion would be at an NCI-designated cancer center, if at all possible. (I don't know, but I might have wanted to do that BEFORE they amputated my leg...)

      about 1 month ago
    • 2943's Avatar
      2943

      Many of us have walked this path and learned the value of a valued second opinion. It is a path that has offered the right, the comfortable treatment for us.

      about 1 month ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      I’ve read that it’s very important, when diagnosed with a sarcoma, to be treated by a sarcoma specialist. As for traditional treatments, as far as I’m concerned, there are no other treatments that even might work (your friend’s father could also try to supplement standard medical care with complementary care, if his oncologist thinks the complementary treatments won’t impede medical treatments). Sarcomas are usually very aggressive tumors (I’m no medical professional but I’ve read many patients’ stories) and should be treated with the latest scientific methods.

      about 1 month ago

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