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My husband was recently diagnosed with a sarcoma which he has had removed from his knee. He is a lumpy guy, which comes from his father who has also been lumpy and never had cancer. My question is how do you find out which lumps may be bad. The doctor says just to watch in case any get bigger. Otherwise, they have not found the cancer anywhere else. The treatment they recommend is just radiation on the knee. Any advice on how to check out these other lumps without going crazy and making him into a pin cusion. The doctors don't seem to think they are anything to worry about but we still worry.

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Hi, this is Pat. I am a 54 year old female. I was diagnosed November 2000 with soft tissue sarcoma. Bump on the outside of my left knee and it had metastisized to upper inner thigh of same leg. Had eight sessions of chemo and surgery to remove tumor beds. Scans show nothing at this point but I will continue to be tested every three months. I know the worry you are going through because I am going through it. What do you find helps with the fear factor? I would appreciate any hints. My e-mail is pblai@aol.com Thanks.

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I had a soft tissure sarcoma in my leg, just above the knee. I have several other lumps, but this one I could feel getting larger. My treatment was radiation on the leg. No chemo. I was told there really was not any effective type chemo treatment. The doctors also told me that it was highly unlikely that the cancer would come back in my arms or legs. They say that if it spreads it would be in the lungs and the only way to keep up with that is with a scan every 6 months to a year.

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