soft tissue sarcoma

Pronunciation: (…TIH-shoo sar-KOH-muh)

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

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Caption: Soft tissue sarcoma forms in soft tissues of the body, including muscle, tendons, fat, blood vessels, lymph vessels, nerves, and tissue around joints.

Date last modified: 2015-03-30