Soft Tissue Sarcoma is group of cancer that grows in body in the connecting tissues that form the body. There are many types of soft tissue tumors, and not all of them are cancerous. Many benign tumors are found in soft tissues. The word benign means they're not cancer. These tumors can't spread to other parts of the body. Some soft tissue tumors behave in ways between a cancer and a non-cancer. However, when we talk about sarcoma that means cancer only. They can be found in any part of the body. Most of them start in the arms or legs. There are almost 50 types of soft tissue sarcomas.
Symptoms of Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Problem with diagnosis of of soft tissue sarcoma is that it mostly presents as painless lump. However, the symptoms may include:
Lump that is increasing in size
Stomach pain that gets worse
Passing black or bloody stool
Blood traces in vomit
Unexplained Weight Loss
The best part to start with when it comes to diagnosis of sarcoma in India is to see a good orthopaedic cancer specialist or a bone cancer surgeon who would be able to differentiate between a soft tissue sarcoma and lipoma. Meaning to say not all soft tissue growth are sarcomas, they can be lipomas which are harmless fat deposits. If the bone cancer specialist feels that this might be sarcoma then you could be advised
It case any of the above tests suggests that it could be cancer then the next step is to understand the staging of the disease.Staging of the disease means to understand if the disease is localized or has spread to other parts of the body.
The cost of investigations for bone cancer is in the range of USD 500-700 in India while the cost of soft tissue sarcoma in India would depend upon the staging of of the cancer. In case chemotherapy or radiation therapy is required then the stay may be an extended one..
The hospital stay for soft tissue sarcoma would be 3-5 days and post discharge stay in India would be about 2 weeks. So you should ideally plan a trip for about 3-4 weeks to India for getting the complete treatment. You can send your reports by email or whatsapp to get an estimate about the cost of the treatment before arriving in India.
The boarding and lodging cost for the patient and one attendant in a decent airconditioned guest house would be around USD 40-60 per day. For query please whatsapp at +91-9958222443 or email to email@example.com
Cancer treatment requires high quality equipments and care. Hence in India cancer hospitals are majorly tertiary care setups. Some of the best cancer hospitals in India with best in class facilities are located in Delhi/NCR and Mumbai. In Delhi/NCR we have hospitals like Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon, India whcih is considered as one of the most advanced hospitals for cancer treatment. Apart from Fortis we have Paras Hospital Gurgaon, India which is a great setup for cancer surgeries. Similarly in Munbai we have Nanavati hospital which offers great cancer treatment facilities all the way from cancer surgery, chemotherapy, liver transplant, bone marrow transplant and even heart and lung transplants.
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