Skip to Content. This is the first page of Cancer. Use the menu to see other pages. Think of that menu as a roadmap for this complete guide. Cancer begins when healthy cells change and grow out of control, forming a mass called a tumor.
What Is a Soft Tissue Sarcoma?
Soft Tissue Sarcoma Guide: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options
Soft tissue sarcoma refers to cancer that begins in the muscle, fat, fibrous tissue, blood vessels, or other supporting tissue of the body. The tumors can be found anywhere in the body but often form in the arms, legs, chest, or abdomen. Signs of soft tissue sarcoma include a lump or swelling in soft tissue. Sometimes there are no signs or symptoms until the tumor is big and presses on nearby nerves or other parts of the body. Learn about soft tissue sarcoma and find information on how we support and care for people with soft tissue sarcoma before, during, and after treatment. Clinical Trials Questions?
Soft tissue sarcomas
Cancer starts when cells start to grow out of control. Cells in nearly any part of the body can become cancer and can spread to other areas. To learn more about how cancers start and spread, see What Is Cancer?
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