FANDOM


Sarcoma
Pathology
Type

Cancer

Mortality Rate

Moderate with treatment

Treatments

Surgery, usually combined with chemotherapy and radiation therapy

Show Information
Appearances

Three Stories, Last Temptation

  [Source]

Sarcoma is a Cancerous (malignant) tumor of the connective tissue (cells that connect or support other kinds of tissue in your body). This incudes bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels or any of the cells that created blood.

Although sarcomas are rare (making up only 1% of all cancers), they make up the majority of cancers of the breast, large intestine and lungs.

Sarcomas are categorized in two ways :

  • Soft tissue sarcoma, which forms in soft tissues
  • Bone sarcoma (or osteosarcoma), which develops in bone tissue, cartilage or bone marrow

The first sign of a sarcoma in an arm, leg or the torso is typically a painless lump or swelling. In general, sarcomas are treated with surgery, and are harder to treat than carcinomas.

In the past, it was often the practice to remove all of the tissues, which often resulted in amputation or mastectomy. However, in modern practice, the sarcoma can usually be excised with less damage to the surrounding tissue.

Sarcomas occur in all age groups and both sexes.

Sarcoma at Wikipedia

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.