My sister was having knee problems and she went to an orthopedic.they had an MRI done and it looks like a large tumor and they suspect synovial sarcoma.they are scheduling a biopsy for Wednesday. If they can't feel it to do the biopsy, they will have to schedule a scan to see it (I think).Is there any way to get this done more quickly so that we can know if it is malignant?Is time a pressing issue for this type of tumor or does it grow so slowly that a couple of weeks would not matter?
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 30
Hello, I am very sorry your sister may have a knee tumor. If the tumor is in its typical location inside the joint it will NOT BE PALPABLE and a biopsy must be performed based on scans. Yes, time is somewhat critical as the more of the joint the tumor occupies, the harder the ultimate surgery which may determine whether the knee can be saved. Get scans tomorrow and biopsy the next day. All best of luck to your sister!
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Board-Certified in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology