Sarcomas are cancers in the body where there is bone, muscle, or connective tissue (often referred to as soft tissue). Fewer than 1,000 children and young adults (age 20 and younger) in the U.S. are diagnosed each year with sarcomas. Treatment lasts about six months to one year with follow-up care for 10 years.
Because sarcomas are rare, it's important for families to seek care at a place like Children's Hospital with internationally recognized experts in this form of cancer. Children’s Hospital is a large referral center for the region, treating about 30 new sarcoma patients each year.
Call (615) 936-1762 for referrals and appointments.
Our commitment to healing goes well beyond medicine. At Children's Hospital, you can rely on a team of child life specialists and family support staff. We do whatever it takes to help kids thrive and get home sooner.
The clinic is located in the Hematology and Oncology Clinic on the sixth floor of the Doctors’ Office Tower at Children’s Hospital.
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Scott Borinstein, M.D., Ph.D.
Our dedicated nurse coordinator will contact you prior to your child's appointment to make sure you know what to expect and answer any questions. The coordinator will also help you during the day of your clinic visit or treatment.
Finding new treatments for pediatric cancer
We are committed to scientific discovery, with robust programs investigating the basic science of sarcomas.
Types of sarcoma
Diagnosis and treatment
Once a diagnosis of sarcoma has been made, our team works closely with the patient and family to develop a personalized, multidisciplinary treatment plan.
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