Important Alerts
Office and Urgent Care Closures

Cardiology-Clifton, Cardiology-Hoboken, Cardiology-Jersey City and Cardiology-Newark are temporarily closed.

The Croton-on-Hudson lab, the Mahopac lab and the Patterson lab are temporarily closed until December 31, 2023.

Effective September 10, 2023, Carroll Gardens Urgent Care is closed.

Effective September 8, 2023, Plainview radiology is closed.

Effective August 15, the pediatric and internal medicine offices at 2440 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ are closed and providers have transitioned to surrounding locations.

COVID-19 Information and Updates

The new COVID-19 vaccine is available at our clinics.

Please note available supply below:

– Supply is limited as we receive weekly deliveries.
– Moderna is available for children and adults (ages 6 months and up)
– Pfizer is only available for children (ages 6 months through 4 years)


Attention former CareMount Medical patients: A new and improved Patient Portal is here.

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Understanding your risk

Like other cancers, your risk depends on many variables including:

  • Family history
  • Lifestyle behaviors (e.g. smoking, alcohol, diet and exercise)
  • Overall health
  • Age (nearly 15% of all cancer in young children is sarcoma)
  • Bone diseases (e.g. Paget’s)
  • Exposure to radiation, or a weakened system due to prior bouts with cancer

At Optum, our oncology department offers comprehensive cancer risk assessments and hereditary cancer genetics evaluation programs to help you identify your risk. Start our online hereditary assessment now ›

Diagnosing sarcoma

In order to properly test for all types of sarcoma, a variety of imaging tests and biopsies may be performed depending on the location of the suspected sarcoma and the severity of the injury.

In addition, diagnosing the type of sarcoma will come first, as this may dictate the type of test ordered.

Types of sarcoma

Because sarcoma covers a broad range of tumors, it is classified in two separate groups:

Soft tissue

This is a rare cancer, making up only 1% of all cancers diagnosed. It can occur in the muscles, fat, blood vessels, tendons, fibrous tissues and tissues around joints.

Symptoms of soft tissue sarcoma include:

  • A lump growing anywhere on your body
  • Sharp, recurring abdominal pain
  • Bloody vomit or stool


Bone sarcomas are typically diagnosed in children and are very rare. This can be primary, which develops in the bone, or secondary, which spreads to the bone from another part of the body.

Symptoms of bone sarcoma include:

  • Pain (sharp at first, then steady) in the location of the tumor
  • Swelling in your joints
  • Limping or a change in gait
  • Occasional changes in health (fever, weight loss, anemia, etc.)


While your treatment options will be determined by your physician, they often include the following:

  • Surgery: to remove the tumor or affected area
  • Radiation therapy: high-powered beams of energy, such as X-rays and protons that are used to kill and slow the growth of cancer cells
  • Chemotherapy: chemicals administered in pill or IV form to kill and slow the growth of cancer cells

Learn more about Optum’s minimally-invasive robotic assisted surgery options ›

Medical care and help

To find a sarcoma specialist near you, visit our Providers page.

Contact us if you have any questions.