For patients with any type of sarcoma, the Swedish Cancer Institute offers the skills of highly trained physicians and other cancer specialists, as well as the latest and best technology and a multidisciplinary approach to care, to ensure the best possible outcomes. All Swedish sarcoma patients benefit from Swedish’s leading-edge imaging and diagnostic techniques, state-of-the-art treatment options and our wide selection of high-quality support services.
Because of the rarity of each type of sarcoma, it is important for patients to be treated in specialty centers such as Swedish with access to clinical research studies.
Sarcomas are a group of cancers arising from fibrous tissue, fat cells, skeletal muscle, smooth muscle, blood vessels, lymph vessels, nervous tissue, bone, mesenchymal cells and cartilage. They vary from benign tumors that can be cured by surgery to malignant cancers that need to be treated with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Sarcomas comprise 3 percent of all cancers in adults and 7 percent of cancers in children. Learn more about sarcoma.
Individualized treatment plan may include a combination of the following treatments:
Research and clinical trials
If your physician believes you are a good candidate to participate in a clinical trial evaluating a new treatment or more effective combinations of treatments — and you agree — you will have access to the very latest in research treatments.
At any given time, the Swedish Cancer Institute offers patients more than 140 clinical-research studies involving most types of cancers. Additionally, our physician specialists collaborate with other regional and national research groups, including Southwest Oncology Group, National Cancer Institute, Puget Sound Oncology Consortium and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Education and support for patients and families
Beyond physical health, the Swedish Cancer Institute is committed to the emotional well-being of our patients and their families. We offer:
- Individual and family counseling, and support groups
- An on-site education center
- A full array of complementary therapies
- A dedicated cancer rehabilitation program
- Specialized nutrition care for those fighting cancer
Complementary therapies include:
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