Sarcoma Treatment

Depending on the type and stage of your cancer, your doctor may recommend one or a combination of the following approaches: 

  • Surgery to remove the tumor. NYU surgeons use limb-sparing techniques to try to avoid having to amputate the arm or leg of a patient with sarcoma in one of those limbs.
  • Chemotherapy (use of drugs to kill cancer cells), which may be used with radiation therapy before surgery to try to shrink the tumor or after surgery to kill any remaining cancer cells
  • Radiation therapy, used before surgery to shrink the tumor, or after surgery to kill any remaining cancer cells

The Perlmutter Cancer Center is participating in clinical trials to evaluate potentially more effective and more targeted treatments for patients with sarcoma.

Our physicians also work with your personal physician to assure continuity and consistency of your care.