Soft tissue sarcomas are cancerous tumors that come from the connective tissues (muscle, fat, tendon, nerve).
Soft tissue sarcoma often appears in the following locations:
Soft tissue sarcomas can occur at any age, but are most common in older adults.
Two subtypes of soft tissue sarcoma are:
Symptoms of soft tissue sarcoma include a growing, painless mass.
Most soft tissue sarcomas do not hurt.
Soft tissue sarcoma is serious, but both curable and treatable.
Soft tissue sarcoma treatment nearly always involves surgery, often with radiation. Doctors may prescribe chemotherapy in certain situations, depending on patient and disease factors.
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