Types of soft tissue sarcoma

There are many different types of soft tissue sarcoma, depending on where in the body it develops.

Examples include:

  • leiomyosarcoma develops in muscle tissue
  • liposarcoma develops in fat tissue
  • angiosarcoma develops in the cells of the blood or lymphglands
  • gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) develop inthe connective tissues that support the organs of the digestive system
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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018