July is Sarcoma Awareness Month. Its purpose is to raise awareness of this rare form of cancer and support the people who suffer from it.

Sarcoma is the general term for a broad group of cancers that begin in the bones and the soft tissues. Soft tissue sarcoma forms in the tissues that connect, support, and surround other body structures. This includes muscle, fat, blood vessels, nerves, tendons, and the lining of the joints.

Early signs of soft tissue sarcoma can include a painless lump or swelling. Some sarcomas may not cause any symptoms until they grow and press on neighboring nerves, organs, or muscles. Their growth may cause pain, a feeling of fullness, or breathing problems.

Sarcoma is treated with a combination of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. The treatment can depend on various factors such as type of sarcoma, tumor’s location, grade and size, age, and whether the cancer is new or recurrent.

Research continues on what causes sarcoma and why certain people develop it.

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