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Sarcoma

Sarcomas are rare malignant (cancerous) tumours which affect bone, cartilage or soft tissues (muscle, nerves and fat).

About 250 people are diagnosed each year in Ireland with some type of sarcoma.

 

What is sarcoma?

Sarcomas are rare malignant (cancerous) tumours which affect bone, cartilage or soft tissues (muscle, nerves and fat).
 
The most common type of sarcoma is soft tissue sarcoma. Four out of five sarcomas are found in these tissues. More than half of soft tissue sarcomas are found in the leg. However, sarcomas can affect any part of your body. 

About 250 people are diagnosed each year in Ireland with some type of sarcoma.

Sarcoma

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Medical review by Dr Charles Gillham, Consultant Radiation Oncologist and Dr Clare D’Arcy, Histopathology Consultant. June 2020

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