Undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma care at Mayo Clinic
A wide range of sarcoma specialists working as a coordinated team
At Mayo Clinic, medical oncologists, pathologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, musculoskeletal radiologists, interventional radiologists and plastic surgeons work as a multidisciplinary team to care for people with undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma. Other departmental specialists collaborate as needed: gynecologic oncologists, ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists (otorhinolaryngologists), urologic oncologists, and others. Other professionals, such as rehabilitation specialists, are included as needed.
Comprehensive, specialized expertise
Undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma is rare, and it can be difficult to diagnose and treat. Mayo Clinic doctors care for more than 2,000 people with soft tissue sarcomas each year, including very rare types. This means your care team is prepared with the knowledge and resources to provide you with exactly the care you need.
Full range of treatment options
Intraoperative radiation therapy for UPS
During intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) radiation is directed through the surgical incision onto a specific site; in this case a thigh. IORT dosage can be much higher than for standard radiation therapy given from the outside of the body.
Mayo Clinic doctors will work with you to review all of your treatment options and choose the treatment that best suits your needs and goals. The range of possible treatments for people with undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma includes several types of surgery — including minimally invasive surgery and limb-sparing surgery — as well as the latest radiation therapy techniques, including intensity-modulated radiation therapy, proton beam therapy, brachytherapy and intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT). A full range of systemic therapies, including chemotherapy and biological therapy also are available.
Expertise and rankings
Mayo Clinic doctors have the knowledge and resources to provide comprehensive care for people with rare cancers, including undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma. At Mayo Clinic, you can expect:
- Personalized care. At Mayo Clinic, medical oncologists, pathologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, musculoskeletal radiologists, interventional radiologists and plastic surgeons work as a team to make sure all of your individual needs are addressed in your care plan. Other experts are included as needed.
- Experience you can trust. Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive experience caring for people with soft tissue sarcoma, including rare types. Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors care for more than 2,000 people with soft tissue sarcoma.
- Nationally recognized expertise. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets the strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognize scientific excellence and a multispecialty approach focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.
Locations, travel and lodging
Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.
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Costs and insurance
Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.
In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.
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