Soft Tissue Tumor
There are many types of soft tissue tumors, and not all of them are cancerous. When a tumor is not cancerous, it is called benign. When the term sarcoma appears in the name of a disease, it means the tumor is malignant.
A sarcoma is a type of cancer that develops from certain tissues, such as bone or muscle. There are 2 main types of sarcoma: osteosarcoma, which develops from bone, and soft tissue sarcomas. Soft tissue sarcomas can develop from soft tissues such as fat, muscle, nerves, fibrous tissues, blood vessels, or deep skin tissues. They can be found in any part of the body. Most of them develop in the arms or legs. They can also be found in the trunk, head and neck area, internal organs, and the area in back of the abdominal cavity. Sarcomas are not common tumors, and most cancers are the type of tumors called carcinomas.
A bone tumor is an abnormal growth of cells within the bone that may be benign or malignant The cause of bone tumors is unknown. They often arise in areas of rapid growth. Possible causes include inherited mutations, trauma, and radiation, but in most cases no specific cause is found.
Osteochondromas are the most common benign bone tumors, and occur most often in people between the ages of 10 and 20. Malignant bone tumors occur as a primary bone tumor or as metastasis (cancer spread from another area of the body).
Malignant bone tumors include osteosarcomas, Ewing`s sarcoma, fibrosarcoma, and chondrosarcoma. The most common cancers that spread to the bone are cancer of the breast, lung, prostate, kidney, and thyroid. These forms of cancer usually affect older people.
Services offered include:
- Soft tissue and bone tumors excision and reconstruction, including benign and malignant lesions
- Limb salvage surgery for bone in soft tissue cancers