Written by on 7/1/2014 6:00:00 AM
Sarcoma is the general term for a broad group of cancers that includes tumors that form in the bones and in the soft tissues in the body.
There are two main types of sarcoma: bone sarcomas and soft tissue sarcomas. Sarcomas can develop in children and adults. For children under age 20, approximately 15 percent of cancer diagnoses are sarcomas. Although rare, there are approximately 14,000 new cases of sarcoma diagnosed each year in the United States.
Soft tissue sarcoma
Soft tissues connect, support and surround other body structures. Soft tissues include muscle, fat, blood vessels, nerves, tendons and the lining of your joints. A large variety of soft tissue sarcomas can occur in these areas. continue reading ...
Written by on 4/16/2014 3:30:00 PM
Community Cancer Center South will open to the public tomorrow! Located on the Community Hospital South campus this facility is approaching cancer care in new ways.
At our new cancer center we have combined a multidisciplinary team of medical experts with state-of-the-art technology in a healing environment – all under one roof. Our coordinated approach to care enables patients to see all their care providers at one place, saving time and reducing the need for multiple appointments. Patients are supported by a team that includes an oncology social worker, oncology dietitian, financial counselors and dedicated patient navigators.
Executive Director at Community Cancer Center South, Regina Ward, and Community Health Network CEO, Bryan Mills, talk about the unique approach our facility takes to cancer care.
Visit our website for more information about Community Cancer Center South.