Soft tissue sarcoma is a rare malignancy type that develops in the tissues that surround, connect, and support other bodily structures. They include blood vessels, fat, muscle, joint linings, tendons, and nerves.
There are around 50 subtypes of soft tissue cancer; some are more prevalent in the younger population, while the others are more likely to develop in adults.
Also, some of these tumors can be challenging to diagnose because they are often mistaken for something else. Even though soft tissue sarcoma can develop everywhere in the body, it most commonly affects the abdomen, legs, and arms.
Surgery is the most common method for soft tissue sarcoma treatment, but the oncologist may recommend chemotherapy and radiation therapy to eliminate the cancerous cells.
As mentioned before, surgery will be the most common treatment method for these malignancies. The surgical process will primarily involve removing the cancerous growth and some surrounding healthy tissue. If the tumor affects the arms and the legs, surgeons may recommend chemotherapy and radiation therapy before surgery to shrink the tumor before removal and to conserve as much of the limb as they can.