A sarcoma is a rare sort of cancer. Sarcomas grow in connective tissue-- cells that attach or support other type of tissue in your body. There are more than 50 types of sarcoma, they can be grouped into two main kinds: soft tissue sarcoma and bone sarcoma, or osteosarcoma. About 13,190 cases of soft tissue sarcoma and 800-900 new cases of bone sarcomas will be diagnosed in the U. S. in 2022. We don't yet know what causes sarcoma, but we do know some points that increase the risk of developing one: Other people in your family have had sarcoma; You have a bone disorder called Paget's disease; You have a congenital disease such as neurofibromatosis, Gardner disorder, retinoblastoma, or Li-Fraumeni disorder; You're been subjected to radiation, perhaps during treatment for an earlier cancer. Soft tissue sarcomas are difficult to identify, due to the fact that they can grow anywhere in your body. Osteosarcoma can show noticeable early symptoms, including: Pain on and off in the affected bone, which might be worse at evening; Swelling, which commonly starts weeks after the pain; A limp, if the sarcoma remains in your leg. Children and young adults get osteosarcoma more usually than adults. And because healthy, active children and teenagers typically have pain and swelling in their arms and legs, osteosarcoma could be mistaken for expanding pains or a sporting activities injury. Adults that have this type of pain should see a medical professional right away.
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