Sarcoma is a rare cancer that develops in the cells of the tissues surrounding the body organs. This tissue is known as the connective tissue. They can arise in any part of the body and there are many different types. It is useful to divide them into bone sarcomas and soft tissue sarcoma which includes fat, muscles, blood vessels, deep skin tissues, nerves, tendons, ligaments and the tissues around the joints.

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Source: Cancer Research UK (2012) -Soft Tissue Sarcoma 



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