Cancer Care

What is sarcoma?

Sarcoma is cancer that develops in soft tissue, including muscle, connective tissue, fat, blood vessels, cartilage and nerves. It’s a relatively rare cancer, and the main risk factor is specific gene mutations, or defects passed down through families. Sarcomas that develop in the bone are called osteosarcomas.

Goshen Center for Cancer Care treats a variety of bone and tissue cancers, including sarcoma, in Goshen, IN. As northern Indiana’s first comprehensive care center, we have a team of experienced oncologists, naturopathic physicians and mind-body counselors who work together to heal our patients.

If you’ve received a diagnosis of soft tissue cancer, request an appointment or call (888) 492-4673 (HOPE) to talk with our oncology information specialists about the cancers we treat.

Soft tissue sarcoma symptoms

Early on, sarcoma may not cause any symptoms. Soft tissues can flex and move as the tumor grows, sometimes making it easy for the tumor to become large before you notice symptoms. Sarcoma can also spread to other organs, such as the lungs.

Sarcoma symptoms depend on where the cancer develops. If sarcoma grows in your arms or legs, you may notice a lump. The lump may or may not be painful. Sarcoma tumors in the abdomen or torso cause symptoms such as bloody stool or vomit, dark, tarry stool and abdominal pain.

Promptly see your doctor if you notice these symptoms. In general, cancer that’s diagnosed early is easier to treat.

Our leading-edge treatment for soft tissue cancer

At Goshen Center for Cancer Care, we pair traditional cancer treatments with integrative therapies to address your complete well-being. We work with you to create a treatment plan that allows for your best possible quality of life.

Sarcoma treatment most often involves surgery. Your doctor may also recommend chemotherapy, radiation therapy or targeted therapy.

Through our patient navigation program and cancer survivor network, we offer many strategies to relieve some of the emotional challenges that come with cancer. Whether you need a second opinion or want to learn more about our sarcoma treatment, call (888) 492-4673 (HOPE).

Goshen Center for Cancer Care provides expertise in soft tissue sarcoma treatment in Goshen, IN, for patients from Warsaw, Fort Wayne, South Bend and surrounding areas.