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    Definition of Sarcoma

    Sarcoma is a type of cancer that can occur in various locations in your body. Sarcoma is the general term for a broad group of cancers that includes tumors that form in the bones and in the soft (also called connective) tissues (soft tissue sarcoma). Treatments for sarcoma vary depending on tumor type, location and other factors.


    Sarcoma is divided into different types based on the cells that are involved in the cancer. Types of sarcoma include:

    Bone sarcoma

    • Chondrosarcoma
    • Ewing’s sarcoma
    • Osteosarcoma

    Soft tissue sarcoma

    • Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST)
    • Leiomyosarcoma
    • Liposarcoma
    • Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor
    • Rhabdomyosarcoma
    • Synovial sarcoma
    • Undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma