Soft tissue sarcomas can develop in soft tissues like fat, muscle, nerves, fibrous tissues, blood vessels, or deep skin tissues. They can be found in any part of the body; most develop in the arms or legs. They can also be found in the trunk, head and neck area, internal organs, and the area in back of the belly cavity (known as the retroperitoneum). About 13,000 people will be diagnosed with soft tissue sarcomas in the United States each year. There are more than 30 different types of these rare tumors.
Successful sarcoma treatment begins with timely and accurate diagnosis by a team of experts. Our team focuses on treating patients with every kind of soft tissue sarcoma. Our highly trained specialists work together closely to ensure that patients receive state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment. They meet every two weeks to review images and tests together, to make sure that every person is responding well to treatment, and to adjust treatment plans as needed.