Definition of Sarcoma Cancer

Sarcoma cancer that arises from connective tissue such as bone, tendon, cartilage, fat, muscle, and other soft tissues.

Sarcomas may also develop within the walls of blood vessels, which contain connective tissue. treatment generally combines surgery to remove the tumor with radiation therapy or, less commonly, chemotherapy.

Radiation exposure, such as occurs with radiation therapy for other cancers or with accidental or industrial exposure, increases the risk for sarcoma.

Types of Sarcoma

TYPES OF SARCOMA
TumorLocation
chondrosarcomacartilage
dermatofibrosarcomaskin
fibrosarcomafibrous connective tissue (fibroblast proliferation)
hemangiosarcomablood vessel
KAPOSI’S SARCOMAconnective tissue of skin, mucous membranes, organs
leiomyomasmooth muscle, such as the uterus
liposarcomafatty tissue
neurofibrosarcomanerves
osteosarcomabone
synovial sarcomasynovial membrane of a joint

See also ADENOCARCINOMABLASTOMACARCINOMA; LIPOMA; NEUROFIBROMATOSIS; SURGERY FOR CANCER.

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