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About Sarcoma

What Is Sarcoma?

Sarcomas are rare cancers that develop in the supporting or connective tissues of the body such as muscle, bone, nerves, cartilage, blood vessels and fat.

There are around 3800 new cases of sarcoma diagnosed each year in the UK.

Sarcomas account for about 11% of childhood cancers and about 14% of cancers in teenagers.

Most sarcomas (about 55%) affect the limbs, most frequently the leg. About 15% affect the head and neck area or are found externally on the trunk, while the remainder will be found internally in the retroperitoneum (abdominal area).

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