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What should I know about
epithelioid sarcoma?

There is a lot to know about epithelioid sarcoma, and you might be feeling overwhelmed. Here are some basic facts to help you get a better understanding of epithelioid sarcoma.

Epithelioid sarcoma is a rare type of soft tissue cancer. It most often starts as a hard, sometimes painless lump in tissues under the skin of a finger, hand, forearm, lower leg, or foot, though it can start in other areas of the body as well. Sometimes epithelioid sarcoma appears as skin ulcers that don't heal. These could look like open wounds over the growths.

There is a lot to know about epithelioid sarcoma, and you might be feeling overwhelmed. Here are some basic facts to help you get a better understanding of epithelioid sarcoma.

Epithelioid sarcoma is a rare type of soft tissue cancer. It most often starts as a hard, sometimes painless lump in tissues under the skin of a finger, hand, forearm, lower leg, or foot, though it can start in other areas of the body as well. Sometimes epithelioid sarcoma appears as skin ulcers that don't heal. These could look like open wounds over the growths.

There are two types of epithelioid sarcoma:

  • Distal-type: The more typical form that often occurs away from the center of the body, near the limbs (arms, legs, hands, and feet).
  • Proximal-type: A rare form that tends to be more aggressive and occurs near the center of the body (i.e., torso, pelvic area, and genitals).
Working with a healthcare professional who specializes in treating soft tissue sarcomas may give you a better understanding of your disease. Talk with your doctor about the right treatment option for you.

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HOW TAZVERIK WORKS
Indication and Important Safety Information

INDICATION

What is TAZVERIK?

TAZVERIK is a prescription medicine used to treat adults and children aged 16 years and older with epithelioid sarcoma that has spread or grown and cannot be removed by surgery.

The approval of TAZVERIK in these patients is based on a study that measured the percentage of patients whose tumor shrank or disappeared after treatment and how long that response lasted. TAZVERIK is still being studied to confirm these benefits.

It is not known if TAZVERIK is safe and effective in children less than 16 years of age.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important information I should know about TAZVERIK?

TAZVERIK can cause serious side effects, including:
Before taking TAZVERIK tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. TAZVERIK may affect the way other medicines work and other medicines may affect how TAZVERIK works.

What should I avoid while taking TAZVERIK?

Talk to your healthcare provider before starting any new medications or supplements.

What are the possible side effects of TAZVERIK?

The most common side effects of TAZVERIK in people with epithelioid sarcoma include:

These are not all the possible side effects of TAZVERIK.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Please read the full Prescribing Information, including Medication Guide for TAZVERIK, and discuss it with your doctor.