Understanding soft tissue sarcomas

Find out more about soft tissue sarcomas, their symptoms and types.

  • What is cancer?

    There are more than 200 different kinds of cancer, each with its own name and treatment.

  • Cancer and cell types

    Cancers are grouped into types. Types of cancer often behave and respond to treatments in different ways.

  • What are soft tissue sarcomas?

    Soft tissue sarcomas are cancers that affect the tissues which support and protect the body’s organs.

  • Types of soft tissue sarcoma

    There are many different types of sarcoma. Knowing the type helps decide on the best treatment for you.

  • Symptoms of soft tissue sarcomas

    Soft tissue sarcomas rarely cause symptoms in the early stages. The first symptom is usually a lump or swelling.

  • Why do cancers come back?

    Sometimes, tiny cancer cells are left behind after cancer treatment. These can divide to form a new tumour.

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What is cancer?

Watch our animation about how cancer starts in our cells.

About our cancer information videos