Bone & Soft Tissue Sarcoma Program
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Hoag Sarcoma Program
Care Centered on You
Sarcoma is a family of cancers that develops from connective tissue. There are over 70 subtypes of sarcoma. The origin of these cancers can be from bone, muscle, cartilage, fat, or other connective tissue. For this reason, sarcoma can occur anywhere in the body; however, it most commonly develops in the extremities and to a lesser extent, in the retroperitoneum and pelvis. Bone and soft tissue sarcoma are rare cancers that can occur in both men and women, as well as people of all ages, from children to the elderly. According to American Cancer Society, roughly 12,000 new sarcomas are diagnosed each year.
Procedures and Services
- Sarcoma Surgery
- Sarcoma Radiation Therapy
- Sarcoma Chemotherapy
- Sarcoma Genetic Testing
Sarcoma Nurse Navigator
A clinical nurse navigator serves an important role as facilitator and guide for patients, providing resources, access to clinical providers and answering questions throughout the cancer journey.
We understand that a diagnosis of sarcoma can be hard to manage, emotionally, physically and financially. Hoag Family Cancer Institute offers comprehensive support services centered around the patient and their families. From one-on-one counseling, to educational and mind-body-spirit workshops, Hoag Oncology Support Services supports the whole person, and can link you to numerous resources for other types of support.
Hoag Sarcoma Program
Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy
Through Hoag Orthopedic Institute, dedicated physical and occupational therapists assist in the rapid recovery of our patients following surgery, including ongoing therapy after discharge through Hoag Rehabilitation Services.
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Meet the Team
Our team of sarcoma cancer experts includes orthopedic oncology surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologist and other specialists who collaborate to determine the best treatment option for each patient.
We are here for you
Cancer care is a journey, one taken by you, your family and friends, and alongside Hoag. Hoag Family Cancer Institute can pair you with a dedicated clinical nurse navigator to support you with resources, connections to providers, and most importantly, help make you feel like you again.