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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


soft tissue sarcoma  listen  (…TIH-shoo sar-KOH-muh)

  A cancer that begins in the muscle, fat, fibrous tissue, blood vessels, or other supporting tissue of the body.

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Soft tissue sarcoma; drawing shows different types of tissue in the body where soft tissue sarcomas form, including the lymph vessels, blood vessels, fat, muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and nerves.