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So, you or a loved one have been recently diagnosed with sarcoma. You have a lot of questions about what happens next and what is happening right now.Here you’ll find clear explanations of what sarcoma is, how it is diagnosed and the treatment options available to you. You may still have some questions. If you do, contact our Support Line.
A sarcoma is a malignant tumor, a type of cancer that arises from transformed cells of mesenchymal (connective tissue) origin. Connective tissue is a broad term that includes bone, cartilage, fat, vascular, or hematopoietic tissues, and sarcomas can arise in any of these types of tissues. As a result, there are many subtypes of sarcoma, which are classified based on the specific tissue and …
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Soft tissue sarcomas are a group of rare cancers affecting the tissues that connect, support and surround other body structures and organs. Tissues that can be affected by soft tissue sarcomas include fat, muscle, blood vessels, deep skin tissues, tendons and ligaments.Bone sarcomas
Soft tissue sarcoma. Soft tissue sarcomas are cancers that develop in the supporting tissues of the body. These include tissues such as the muscle, nerves, fat and blood vessels.
Soft tissue sarcomas can start in any part of the body. The symptoms depend on the part of the body that is affected. Often, soft tissue sarcomas do not cause any symptoms until they are quite large and pressing on an organ, nerve or muscle in the body.
Bone sarcoma is seen in both sexes, and is one of the most common cancers in children, teenagers and young people.
A sarcoma is a malignant tumour made up of a tissue derived from embryonic mesenchyme. Practically any connective tissue may yield a tumour, examples being:
Types. The type of soft tissue sarcoma you have tells you the type of cell that the cancer started in. Knowing this helps your doctor decide which treatment you need.