Diagnosis

Desmoplastic small round cell tumors are diagnosed with a procedure to remove a sample of cells for testing. This cancer happens when abnormal cells form in the soft tissues. It usually happens in the tissue that lines the inside of the belly. To remove the cells, you might need surgery or a needle can be passed through the skin. The cells are sent to a lab for testing. Imaging tests might also be needed, like ultrasound, CT, MRI, and PET.

Treatment

Surgery is usually used to treat desmoplastic small round cell tumors. This cancer happens when abnormal cells form in the soft tissues. It usually happens in the tissue that lines the inside of the belly. Surgeons work to remove as much of the cancer as they can. Other treatment options might include chemotherapy with strong drugs and radiation with powerful energy beams.