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Soft tissue sarcoma arises from the connective tissue (the tissue that supports, connects and surrounds different organs in the body) including the muscle, tendon, fat, blood vessel, nerve, fibrous tissue and the synovial tissue. Soft tissue sarcoma usually affects limbs and limb girdles. Exposure to radiation is considered as the major causative factor of the soft tissue sarcoma. Soft tissue sarcoma may develop even many years after exposure to the radiation. Chemical carcinogens (such as herbicides, pesticides and food preservatives) may also cause soft tissue sarcoma. Sometimes, neurofibromatosis transforms into the soft tissue sarcoma. It has been observed that soft tissue sarcoma grows fairly large in size by the time of diagnosis. Soft tissue sarcoma usually remains asymptomatic during early stages of the disease. The symptoms of soft tissue sarcoma vary depending on site and size of the tumour. Soft tissue sarcoma usually metastasizes to the lungs.


Staging of the soft tissue sarcoma is done as follows:


  • In stage I, the malignant cells of soft tissue sarcoma look slightly different from the normal cells.
  • In stage II, the malignant cells look quite different from the normal cells.
  • In stage III, the malignant cells are very much different from the normal cells.
  • In stage IV-A, the tumour involves the lymph nodes.
  • In stage IV-B, the soft tissue sarcoma metastasizes to distant parts of the body.
  • Recurrent soft tissue sarcoma is the one that reappears after an apparent recovery in response to the initial treatment.


Procedures used to diagnose the soft tissue sarcoma include xerography, arteriography, ultrasound, CT scan, MRI and biopsy.

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