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A fibrosarcoma is a malignant (cancerous) tumor that originates in the connective fibrous tissue found at the ends of bones of the arm or legs, and then spreads to other surrounding soft tissues. Soft tissues include fat, muscles, tendons (bands of fiber that connect bones to muscle), nerves, joint tissue, blood vessels and other fibrous tissue. It most commonly affects either a lower leg or arm.
There are generally two forms of fibrosarcoma:
Children with fibrosarcoma are treated through the
Bone and Soft Tissue Tumor Program at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. Our specialists — including pediatric oncologists, surgical oncologists and radiation oncologists — offer a level of expertise in all types of childhood sarcomas rarely seen at other pediatric cancer centers. We provide the full set of options that can be used to treat fibrosarcoma, and our specialists can help you determine which option is best for your child.
in-depth information on childhood fibrosarcoma on the Dana-Farber/Boston Children's website, including details on fibrosarcoma symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
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