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Soft Tissue Sarcoma is a rare form of cancer. It comprises approximately one percent of all cancers diagnosed. According to the National Cancer Institute, there are approximately 11,251} new cases of soft tissue sarcoma in the United States each year and approximately 3,'I-IUD people die of the disease each year. Slightly more men than women develop soft tissue sarcoma and the race distribution mirrors that of the 12.1.5. Population. Due to its rarity, it is crucial for patients to seek a cancer specialist in the treatment of their disease. Cine type, spindle cell sarcoma, is a type of connective tissue cancer in which the cells are spindle-shaped when examined under a microscope.


Soft tissue sarcoma can occur in the muscles, fat, blood vessels, tendons, fibrous tissues and synovial tissues (tissues around joints]. About -ii} percent occur in the legs usually at or above the knee. Fifteen percent develop in the hands and arms, another 15 percent in the head and neck and 30 percent in the shoulders, chest, abdomen, or hips. Soft tissue sarcomas can invade surrounding tissue and can metastasize [spread] to other organs of the body, forming a secondary rumors. Secondary tumors are referred to as metastatic soft tissue sarcoma because they are p-art of the original cancer and are not a new disease.


It is not clear why some people develop sarcoma; however. Researchers have been able to identify some common characteristics in groups with high rates of soft tissue sarcoma. Early on, soft tissue sarcoma rarely causes any symptoms. Because soft tissue is very elastic, the tumors can grow quite large before they are felt. The first symptom is usually a painless lump. As the tumor grows and begins to press against nearby nerves and muscles, pain or soreness can occur.

What is sarcoma?

Cancerous {malignant} tumors of the connective tissues are called ‘sarcomas". The term sarcoma comes from a Greek word meaning fleshy growth. Sarcoma arises in the connective tissue of the body. Normal connective tissue include, fat, blood vessels, nerves, bones, muscles, deep skin tissues, and cartilage. Sarcomas are divided into two main groups, bone sarcomas and soft tissue sarcomas.They are further sub-classified based on the type of presumed cell of origin found in the tumor.They all share certain microscopic characteristics and have similar symptoms. Sarcoma can develop in children and adults. For children under Iii approximately 15 percent of cancer diagnosis are sarcomas. Although rare, there are approximately 14,000 new cases of Sarcoma diagnosed each year in the United States. In general sarcomas are divided into the large groups of soft tissue sarcoma and bone sarcomas.

Soft tissue sarcoma?

Soft Tissue Sarcoma is a rare form of cancer. It comprises approximately one percent of all cancers diagnosed. According to the National Cancer Institute, there are approximately 11,251} new cases of soft tissue sarcoma in the United States each year and approximately 3,'I-IUD people die of the disease each year. Slightly more men than women develop soft tissue sarcoma and the race distribution mirrors that of the 12.1.5. Population. Due to its rarity, it is crucial for patients to seek a cancer specialist in the treatment of their disease. Cine type, spindle cell sarcoma, is a type of connective tissue cancer in which the cells are spindle-shaped when examined under a microscope.


Soft tissue sarcoma can occur in the muscles, fat, blood vessels, tendons, fibrous tissues and synovial tissues (tissues around joints]. About -ii} percent occur in the legs usually at or above the knee. Fifteen percent develop in the hands and arms, another 15 percent in the head and neck and 30 percent in the shoulders, chest, abdomen, or hips. Soft tissue sarcomas can invade surrounding tissue and can metastasize [spread] to other organs of the body, forming a secondary rumors. Secondary tumors are referred to as metastatic soft tissue sarcoma because they are p-art of the original cancer and are not a new disease.


It is not clear why some people develop sarcoma; however. Researchers have been able to identify some common characteristics in groups with high rates of soft tissue sarcoma. Early on, soft tissue sarcoma rarely causes any symptoms. Because soft tissue is very elastic, the tumors can grow quite large before they are felt. The first symptom is usually a painless lump. As the tumor grows and begins to press against nearby nerves and muscles, pain or soreness can occur.