At Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Cancer Institute, we get you a quick, precise diagnosis. As soon as we confirm the diagnosis and the stage of the cancer, the highly experienced members of our sarcoma conference will discuss personalized treatment recommendations for you.
At the Cancer Institute, our skilled, compassionate team provides a quick and accurate diagnosis. You can expect the diagnosis process to be:
In order to diagnose the cancer, we conduct a physical exam and discuss your symptoms. Our advanced tests include:
After viewing a lump or tumor on a diagnostic test, it’s important to collect cells so a pathologist can analyze them. A biopsy is the only way to confirm that the growth is a sarcoma and not another type of cancer or a noncancerous condition. We give you varied types of anesthesia during these procedures so you will be comfortable:
Once you have an accurate diagnosis, you meet with your entire care team to discuss treatment options. Treatment often involves surgery to remove the tumor. In some cases, we may also use radiation therapy or chemotherapy. Find out more about our approach to bone and soft tissue cancer treatment.