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What is sarcoma?

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In brief: Cancer

Sarcomas are cancers derived from "mesenchymal" tissues, generally referred to as bone and soft tissue.
These differ from carcinomas that are derived from epithelial tissue. Sarcomas are less common and tend to behave differently than carcinomas.

In brief: Cancer

Sarcomas are cancers derived from "mesenchymal" tissues, generally referred to as bone and soft tissue.
These differ from carcinomas that are derived from epithelial tissue. Sarcomas are less common and tend to behave differently than carcinomas.
Dr. Riley Alexander
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Highly malignant

Tumors which can arise from any so called mesenchymal tissue & not from epithelial tissues such as skin intestinal lining, i.
e. Rhabdomyosarcoma tumor of muscle, osteogenic sarcoma of bone, liposarcoma of fat etc. These tumors are rare +best treated in centers with experience + team of surgeons + oncologists. Treatment may consist of any combination of chemotherapy, surgery + radiation.

In brief: Highly malignant

Tumors which can arise from any so called mesenchymal tissue & not from epithelial tissues such as skin intestinal lining, i.
e. Rhabdomyosarcoma tumor of muscle, osteogenic sarcoma of bone, liposarcoma of fat etc. These tumors are rare +best treated in centers with experience + team of surgeons + oncologists. Treatment may consist of any combination of chemotherapy, surgery + radiation.
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Soft tissue tumor

Sarcomas are uncommon tumors that arise from the soft tissues in your body: muscles, tendons, fat, the lining of your joints, blood vessels, and nerves.
They can be very serious, especially if there is a delay in the time to diagnosis.

In brief: Soft tissue tumor

Sarcomas are uncommon tumors that arise from the soft tissues in your body: muscles, tendons, fat, the lining of your joints, blood vessels, and nerves.
They can be very serious, especially if there is a delay in the time to diagnosis.
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Dr. George Klauber
Most sarcomas arise from soft tissues, however they can arise from any mesenchymal tissue including bone. Sarcomas from bone are known as osteogenic sarcomas..
Dr. Jonathan Trent
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Rare but many types

A very rare cancer of bone or soft tissues.
There are over 50 different types. Best diagnosed and managed at a sarcoma center like Sylvester in Miami.

In brief: Rare but many types

A very rare cancer of bone or soft tissues.
There are over 50 different types. Best diagnosed and managed at a sarcoma center like Sylvester in Miami.
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Dr. David Stockman
Dermatopathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Great Question

Sarcoma is a very rare tumor derived from early progenitor cells gone haywire.
These cells normally make up bones, cartilage, muscle, fat, etc. If you have been given a diagnosis of sarcoma, it is imperative that you seek out a 2nd opinion from an expert pathologist in sarcoma. I have been trained in sarcoma from MD Anderson Cancer Center and offer free consults david.stockman@orthopath.com

In brief: Great Question

Sarcoma is a very rare tumor derived from early progenitor cells gone haywire.
These cells normally make up bones, cartilage, muscle, fat, etc. If you have been given a diagnosis of sarcoma, it is imperative that you seek out a 2nd opinion from an expert pathologist in sarcoma. I have been trained in sarcoma from MD Anderson Cancer Center and offer free consults david.stockman@orthopath.com
Dr. David Stockman
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
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In brief: Definition

A cancer (i.
e., a tumor with a destabilized genome that's likely to invade and destroy locally and/or spread to a remote site) whose cell of origin is mesenchyme (muscle, connective tissue) that is not of bone marrow origin. They range from very tame to extremely aggressive, but all require treatment.

In brief: Definition

A cancer (i.
e., a tumor with a destabilized genome that's likely to invade and destroy locally and/or spread to a remote site) whose cell of origin is mesenchyme (muscle, connective tissue) that is not of bone marrow origin. They range from very tame to extremely aggressive, but all require treatment.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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2 comments
Dr. George Klauber
I agree with Dr. Friedlander, that sarcomas are all mesenchymal in origin rather than carcinomas which are epithelial in origin. Both are different types of cancers. But, would like to clarify that bone is mesenchymal (from embryonic connective tissue) origin and thus osteogenic sarcomas are originally from boney tissue. Bone marrow isn't mesenchymal & thus can not be sarcomagenic
Dr. Ed Friedlander
There seems to be some variability regarding the term "mesenchyme" -- we in pathology consider marrow to be of mesenchymal origin while some of my clinician friends don't. It's moot as far as affecting patient care.
Dr. Ilya Iofin
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Rare cancer

It's a very rare cancer that arises in connective tissues such as bone, muscles, fat.
Other cancer types such as breast, lung and prostate cancer are much more common. There are many subtypes of sarcoma. The main treatment of sarcoma is surgical removal of the tumor. Amputation is rarely needed. Sometimes chemotherapy and radiation are also given.

In brief: Rare cancer

It's a very rare cancer that arises in connective tissues such as bone, muscles, fat.
Other cancer types such as breast, lung and prostate cancer are much more common. There are many subtypes of sarcoma. The main treatment of sarcoma is surgical removal of the tumor. Amputation is rarely needed. Sometimes chemotherapy and radiation are also given.
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