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Norris Cotton Cancer Center
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Soft-Tissue Sarcomas and other Soft-Tissue Tumors

Our Program cares for patients with all types of soft-tissue sarcoma as well as other benign and malignant soft-tissue tumors.

Most soft-tissue tumors are benign. Treatment for these tumors depends on the diagnosis and other factors such as the tumor’s location, size, and symptoms experienced by the patient. Some of these tumors require an operation, some require radiation, most tumors require no treatment.

Soft-tissue sarcomas are usually treated with a combination of surgery and radiation therapy, however, treatment regimens are based on an individual patient’s diagnosis and disease stage and therefore treatments may vary. In some cases only surgery is necessary and in some patients chemotherapy will be required.

Some of the benign soft-tissue tumors that we treat:

  • Lipoma
  • Fibroma
  • Hibernoma
  • Nodular fasciitis
  • Vascular malformations
  • Schwannoma

Some of the soft-tissue cancers that we treat:

  • Angiosarcoma
  • Fibrosarcoma
  • Liposarcoma
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma
  • Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Undifferentiated sarcoma