What is Sarcoma?

Sarcomas are rare cancers that arise in the connective tissues, such as muscle, fat, bone and cartilage. This type of cancers occur in any age group, with certain types of sarcoma more commonly found in the pediatric populations as opposed to in adults. Of all adult cancer diagnoses, sarcomas make up 1% of those and there are over 50 different types of sarcoma. The type of sarcoma will be determined by the specific type of cell that makes up the cancer.

Sarcomas can affect any part of the body but are most commonly found in the arms, legs and trunk.

There are two main categories of sarcoma treated in Toronto:

  • Soft Tissue Sarcomas
  • Bone Sarcomas