Sarcomas occur in the body’s musculoskeletal system, in the soft tissue or the bones and joints. There are more than 50 subtypes of sarcoma, and no two patients with sarcoma are exactly alike. Sarcoma specialists have the training and experience to provide the most effective therapy possible for these tumors, which can be challenging to treat.

Some types of sarcoma are cancerous, and others are considered “benign” because they do not spread to other parts of the body. However, even benign sarcomas can be very debilitating and painful or even life-threatening, requiring highly specialized care.

At Cincinnati Children’s, our sarcoma team provides comprehensive care for children with all types of sarcoma, including those with very rare forms of the disease, recurrent tumors and treatment-resistant tumors.

Soft Tissue Sarcomas

Soft tissue sarcomas occur in connective tissues throughout the body. These connective tissues include muscle, cartilage, tendons, fat, nerves, joint tissues and blood vessels. Cancerous soft tissue sarcoma can spread to other parts of the body. Collectively, soft tissue sarcomas are relatively common. Each year, about 12,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma. About 1,000 of those are children. Learn more.