Soft tissue sarcomas are cancers that develop in areas that surround, connect, or support the body’s structure or organs. Cancer cells start growing in a child’s body’s soft tissues, leading to soft tissue sarcoma. These soft tissues connect, support, and surround the parts and organs of the body, and they include tendons, ligaments, fat, blood vessels, nerves, as well as synovial tissues (the tissues surrounding joints). The cancerous growth of cells occurs within the soft tissues.
Various Types of Childhood Soft Tissue Sarcomas
Sarcomas of soft tissue can be classified into many types based on their resemblance to certain cells. Examples are:
Fibrous (connective) Tissue Tumors
- Desmoid tumor
- Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma
Fat Tissue Tumors
Smooth Muscle Tumors
Blood and Lymph Vessel Tumors
Sarcoma of Synovial (joint) Tissues
- Synovial sarcoma
Peripheral Nervous System Tumors
- Malignant Schwannoma
Bone and Cartilage Tumors
- Extraosseous Osteosarcoma
- Extraosseous myxoid chondrosarcoma
- Extraosseous mesenchymal chondrosarcoma
Factors that Raise the Risk:
There are several risk factors that make people more likely to develop soft tissue sarcoma:
- There are specific genetic conditions. In some cases, genetic syndromes like Li-Fraumeni may put someone at a higher risk for developing this disease.
- Treatment with radiation. Radiation therapy has a higher risk for children who have already received it.
- There are viruses. Similarly, children who have Epstein-Barr virus or AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) are at a higher risk.
Take a Look at Some of the Symptoms of Bone Cancer
Early diagnosis of cancer helps treat it better. So, consult your primary care physician as soon as you notice any of the following symptoms in your child:
- Pain that increases in intensity with time that involves any bone
- Bones, muscles, or other nearby tissues with visible bumps
- An infection like respiratory infection occurs frequently
- Congestion, vomiting, nausea, and urination problems repeatedly
- Angioedema in the surrounding area or on the bones
- A sensation of numbness in the legs, arms, or any other areas
- A fracture that occurs when bones become weak
- Loss of energy and fatigue
Why Get Orthopedic Oncology & Soft Tissue Sarcoma Treatment at Hope AMC?
Hope AMC customizes treatment plans for patients with bone cancer disease based on their condition, and they utilize the latest and most effective treatment approaches. Board-certified doctors in our highly specialized team thoroughly examine every patient’s condition. Radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, cardiothoracic surgeons, musculoskeletal radiologists, and pathologists are some of the highly trained medical professionals in this team who treat both bone, soft tissue tumors, and simple bone cyst in Dubai.
Hope AMC’s Pediatric Oncology experts provide compassionate, nurturing, and family-friendly care for children and teenagers with cancer. An accurate medical examination is followed by a thorough explanation of the child’s condition to the parents. The experienced Orthopedic Oncology team at Hope AMC treats Osteosarcoma, despite it being a very rare condition.
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