What is Sarcoma?

Sarcomas are rare cancers that develop in the muscle, bone, nerves, cartilage, tendons, blood vessels and the fatty and fibrous tissues. About 60% of soft tissue sarcomas begin in an arm or leg, 30% start in the trunk (torso) or abdomen, and 10% occur in the head or neck.

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I just had a CT scan of a lipoma in my thigh. The docs thought it was a sarcoma in my muscle because it is so XXXXXXX and so large... complex mass,...

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You have mentioned that the doctors thought it was a sarcoma. Was biopsy done and did it confirm it...

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Wife has stage two pleomorphic undifferentiated sarcoma of the thigh and the post-operative pathology reports are inconclusive and contradictory....

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sarcoma of limb

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If the resection was complete and there was also preoperative radiation, rather than having...

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My girlfriend had pain in her calf for 10 years. We had a MRI done and the doctor told us that it is a tumor. He said that it was located in her...

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As the pain was there for 10 years, we have to keep a possibility of benign (non cancerous) tumor. But lipoma is...

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