Disease Information

Solid Tumor: Soft Tissue Sarcomas Other Than Rhabdomyosarcoma

This group of tumors, called non-rhabdomyosarcoma soft-tissue sarcomas (NRSTS), include clear cell sarcoma, dermatofibrosarcoma, epithelioid sarcoma, fibrosarcoma, hemangiopericytoma, leiomyosarcoma, liposarcoma, malignant fibrous histiocytoma, malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor, non-synovial cell sarcoma and undifferentiated sarcoma.

What is NRSTS?

NRSTS tumors develop in the soft tissues of the body:

How common is NRSTS?

What are the symptoms of NRSTS?

Often there are no symptoms for NRSTS. However, an injury or other trauma can make the tumor noticeable. Symptoms may include:

Symptoms of advanced NRSTS include:

How is NRSTS treated?

Surgery for NRSTS may involve several steps:

Patients with tumor remaining after surgery may benefit from radiation therapy.

Certain patients with high-risk NRSTS may benefit from chemotherapy.

What are the survival rates for NRSTS?

Survival rates for NRSTS vary widely due to the variety and numbers of cancers grouped under this name. Overall, the outlook for survival in patients treated for NRSTS depends on several factors:

Why choose St. Jude for your child’s NRSTS treatment?


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