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Discovering a lump on your abdomen can be concerning, especially if you’re not sure what it is. While there are many possible causes of abdominal lumps, one possible diagnosis is sarcoma. Sarcoma is a type of cancer that can develop in any part of the body, including the abdomen.

Could a lump on your abdomen be sarcoma? World-renowned oncological surgeon Dmitri Alden, MD, FACS, has many years of experience in abdominal sarcoma diagnosis and treatment. He examines sarcoma, its symptoms, and when to seek medical attention.

What is Sarcoma?

Sarcoma is a type of cancer that affects the body’s connective tissues, such as bones, muscles, cartilage and fat. There are different types of sarcoma, but they all start in the cells that make up the body’s connective tissues. Sarcomas can occur in any part of the body, including the abdomen, and can spread to other parts of the body if left untreated.

Symptoms of Sarcoma in the Abdomen

One of the common symptoms of sarcoma in the abdomen is a lump or mass. This lump may be painless, especially in the early stages of the disease. In fact, sarcomas only account for about 1% of all cancer cases and can reveal no symptoms in the early stages. As the tumor grows, it may cause abdominal pain or discomfort, bloating, constipation,

However, a sarcoma can form without producing the tell-tale lump. If other symptoms develop, including nausea, vomiting, unexplained weight loss, abdominal pain, and bloody stool or diarrhea, you should also see Dr. Alden.

When to Seek Medical Attention

If you notice a lump on your abdomen or experience any of the symptoms mentioned above, it’s essential to seek medical attention promptly. While there are many possible causes of abdominal lumps, sarcoma is a possibility that should not be ignored. Dr. Alden will perform a physical exam and may order imaging tests, such as an ultrasound or CT scan, to determine the cause of the lump.

The treatment for sarcoma in the abdomen depends on the stage and type of the cancer. Surgery is often the first line of treatment, especially for early-stage tumors that have not spread to other parts of the body. In some cases, radiation therapy or chemotherapy may also be used to shrink the tumor or prevent it from growing.

Some of the most common types of soft tissue sarcomas found in the abdomen are gastrointestinal stromal tumors, liposarcoma, leiomyosarcoma and angiosarcoma. Each type of sarcoma is unique and requires a customized treatment plan for optimal removal.

NYC Abdominal Sarcoma Cancer Treatment

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with abdominal sarcoma, seeking the help of an experienced oncologist is crucial. Dr. Dmitri Alden is a renowned expert in advanced methods of abdominal cancer treatment. He and his team of highly skilled oncological surgeons have a stellar reputation for providing the best possible outcomes for their patients with sarcoma cancer of the abdomen. Once Dr. Alden diagnoses the condition, he will determine the most appropriate and effective treatment plan, which may involve surgery or other therapies. Rest assured that with Dr. Alden’s expertise, you will receive the best possible care and treatment for your condition.

Contact the office of Dr. Dmitri Alden in New York City to schedule your consultation.

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