anybody has a synovial sarcoma?

my dad told me he was diagnosed with a synovial sarcome and it's in his finger. i am worried about him, is there any dangers?

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  • Panda
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    1 decade ago
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    Encourage your father to seek out a sarcoma specialist. Sarcoma's are rare and need the attention of a someone who knows what they are doing.

    Sarcoma's are easily misdiagnosed by many regular doctors who fail to recognize them.

    Synovial sarcoma specifically is a cancer of the tissue surrounding the bodies joints, tendons, and bursae. It is very rare and usually occurs in young adults.

    Your father can find support and information online at the Sarcoma Alliance:

    Sarcoma Alliance

    http://www.sarcomaalliance.com/

    Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative

    http://www.liddyshriversarcomainitiative.org/

    NCI: Synovial Sarcoma: Questions and Answers

    http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Sites...

    And, join an email support group where patients and caregivers share information, resources, and support.

    SARCOMA: The General Sarcoma (Cancer) Online Support Group

    http://listserv.acor.org/archives/sarcoma.html

    Hopefully your father has been diagnosed early and will be receiving treatment immediately.

    Stay strong!

    Source(s): Experience. Teen son diagnosed with stage IV abdominal sarcoma.
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