Treating Extremity Sarcoma

  • Extremity sarcoma is one of the hardest cancers to treat.

    Treatment for patients where sarcoma is in an arm or a leg may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, interferon therapy, biologic/immunotherapy and/or innovative therapies using new drugs to fight the disease.

    With Isolated Limb Infusion (ILI), the effects of chemotherapy can be concentrated regionally in one area, easing the strain and toxicity on the full body that can accompany standard chemotherapy. It also allows a much higher concentration of the dose than a standard intravenous chemotherapy would permit.

    When the session is over, the drugs are flushed from the limb, and normal blood flow is returned. The full session can take three hours.

    The ILI procedure can safely be repeated if deemed necessary.