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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


clear cell sarcoma of soft tissue  listen  (kleer sel sar-KOH-muh ... TIH-shoo)

  A soft tissue tumor that begins in a tendon (tough, cord-like tissue that connects muscle to bone or to another part of the body). Under the microscope, clear cell sarcoma of soft tissue may look a lot like melanoma (a type of skin cancer). Clear cell sarcoma of soft tissue usually occurs in the leg or arm and it often spreads to nearby lymph nodes. It is most common in young adults.