Sarcomas are rare cancers that develop in the supporting tissues of the body. Supporting tissues include bone, cartilage, tendons, fat and muscle.
There are 2 main types of sarcoma:
- soft tissue sarcomas
- bone sarcomas (also called primary bone cancer).
Depending on the type, you may have different tests and treatments. You can find more information by following the links below.
Soft tissue sarcomas can develop in any tissues that support, connect, surround and protect the organs of the body. This includes:
- fibrous tissues
- tendons and ligaments
- blood vessels.
There are many different types of soft tissue sarcoma. We have more detailed information about the following types: