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Sarcoma - What it is

Sarcomas are rare but aggressive tumours arise from a primitive tissue subtype known as mesoderm. It can thus affect a very wide variety of tissues and organs in the body across a wide range of age groups, from young children to the elderly. Sarcomas generally arise from soft tissue or bony sites on the body, giving rise to the broad division into soft tissue and bony sarcomas. More than 30 different subtypes of sarcomas have been described.

How Common is Sarcoma?

These are relatively rare cancers that comprise 1% of all malignancies. The NCCS sees approximately 60 cases of sarcoma in year 2013.

Age of Onset

Different subtypes of sarcoma affect patients from different age groups; no one particular age group is more commonly afflicted with all sarcoma subtypes.

Sarcoma - How to prevent?

Sarcoma - Preparing for surgery

Sarcoma - Post-surgery care

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