Find a soft tissue sarcoma specialist
Soft tissue sarcoma is rare, so it’s important to find doctors who have experience diagnosing and treating this disease.
At sarcoma centers, you can find doctors who are experts in treating soft tissue sarcoma.
Doctors at sarcoma centers work as a team to find the best path forward for their patients. These centers may also help you connect with sarcoma support groups.
If you are looking for a doctor who treats sarcoma, there are resources available to help you in your search.
Get the most out of talking to your doctor
Treatment decisions are a team effort between you and your doctor. The right questions can make all the difference in helping you understand your disease and your treatment options.
Don’t hesitate to speak up!
You’re going to hear a lot of new information, so it’s normal to feel confused. It’s okay to have questions and ask your doctors to repeat what they have already said. They are there to help you with any questions or concerns, so don't hold back!
TIP: Take notes or ask your doctor for permission to make an audio recording
Bring a notebook or audio recorder to your visit. A friend or family member can help you with this.
Most smartphones can make an audio recording, which can help you focus on listening during your visit. Review your doctor’s words at home whenever you need to.
If you plan to make an audio recording of your conversation, make sure to ask your doctor for permission first.
Questions you can ask your doctor
- Who will be involved in my treatment?
- What is your experience treating patients with sarcoma?
- How often should I come in for additional tests or scans?
- Can you recommend additional resources that would help educate me about my disease and treatment?
- How will treatment affect my family, work, travel, etc.?
- Is LARTRUVO + doxorubicin right for me?
- If LARTRUVO + doxorubicin is right for me, what can I expect during treatment?
- What side effects should I expect with LARTRUVO + doxorubicin?
You should tell your doctor
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, may be pregnant, or plan to become pregnant
- If you are taking any medications, including prescription and over-the-counter medications
- If you have received any past treatments for sarcoma or another type of cancer
- If you have any other medical conditions
- If you have ever experienced any allergic reactions or unusual responses to medication