Cancers that originate in the bones or soft tissue of the body are known as sarcomas. Sarcomas are rare types of malignant tumors that are divided into bone sarcomas and soft tissue sarcomas.
Soft tissue sarcoma is a rare form of cancer that develops in the muscle, fat, fibrous tissue, blood vessels, or other supporting tissue of the body. There are lots of different types of soft tissue sarcomas and they can develop virtually anywhere in the body, but most commonly arise in the arms and legs. Soft tissue sarcomas are very rare and only a limited number of centers in the world can deal effectively with these tumors. At KHCC, physicians are experienced in treating all types of soft tissue sarcoma.
Bone sarcomas originate in the bones (skeleton) of the body. Bone sarcomas are usually more common in children and young adults than older adults, mainly affecting those between the ages of 10 to 25. Osteosarcoma is the most common primary cancerous bone tumor, and Ewing sarcoma is the second most common (however KHCC can treat all types of bone sarcomas).