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Soft tissue sarcomas are cancerous tumors that begin in the tissues that connect, support, or surround the body's organs and structures, known as soft tissues. These tissues include muscle, tendon, synovial tissue (around joints), fat, blood vessels, lymph vessels, and nerves.
There are many different types of soft tissue sarcomas:
Children with soft-tissue sarcomas are treated through the Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors 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 soft tissue sarcomas rarely seen at other pediatric cancer centers. We provide the full set of options that can be used to treat soft tissue cancers, and our specialists can help you determine which option is best for your child.
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