Desmoid Tumor

Desmoid tumor treatment in San Diego

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Desmoid tumor treatment in San Diego

Scripps physicians use the most advanced treatments, including surgery and biologic therapy, to eliminate cancer while maintaining quality of life. In addition, our multidisciplinary, collaborative board of cancer specialists reviews complex care plans to ensure patients receive the best possible care from diagnosis to recovery.

Diagnosis and detection of desmoid tumors

Desmoid tumors are a type of sarcoma cancer that is usually benign (non-cancerous). They originate in the abdomen in the soft tissue that surrounds the muscles. These rare tumors can grow into nearby tissues and often come back after surgery. They rarely spread to other parts of the body, according to national studies.


A biopsy is the most effective way to diagnose desmoid tumors. Detection of the tumors may include a physical examination, blood tests and imaging tests.

Treatment of desmoid tumors

Your Scripps cancer care team includes professionals from every area of oncology, including physicians, surgeons, radiation oncologists and nurses who specialize in cancer care. Learn more about how Scripps puts you at the center of care.

Tumor treatment locations

Scripps diagnoses and treats desmoid tumors at numerous locations throughout San Diego County. From Chula Vista and La Jolla to Encinitas and beyond, our extensive network of Southern California cancer care centers includes:


  • Four Scripps hospitals on five campuses
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Specialty cancer treatment centers


For details on specific centers and their services, visit cancer care locations.

Support groups, services and resources

As leaders in cancer care, we know what it takes to fight a winning battle. That’s why we equip our patients with the support and resources necessary to achieve their best possible outcome. From connecting you with support groups and services to empowering you with the latest resources and research, Scripps offers a comprehensive lineup to help you along every step of your cancer journey.