Soft tissue sarcomas are a group of rare cancers impacting the cells that connect, sustain and surround other body frameworks and body organs. Tissues that can be affected by soft tissue sarcomas include fat, muscular tissue, capillary, deep skin tendons, tissues and ligaments. Soft tissue sarcomas can develop in virtually any part of the body, consisting of the legs, arms and belly. Soft tissue sarcomas commonly have no apparent symptoms in the early phases. There are several types of soft tissue sarcoma, depending on where in the body it develops. When present, symptoms depend on the location and size of the tumor however may consist of an apparent swelling under the problem, skin, or pain breathing. Most cases occur periodically in people with little to no family history of the problem. People that have previously gotten radiation therapy and those with specific acquired disorders have an increased risk of developing a soft tissue sarcoma.
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