What is sarcoma?
- It is a cancer of the connective tissues, such as nerves, muscles, cartilage, joints, bone, or blood vessels.
- It can arise anywhere in the body, frequently hidden deep in the limbs.
How prevalent are sarcomas?
- About 1% of all adult cancers are sarcomas.
- Between 15-20% of all children’s cancers are sarcomas.
- There are hundreds of thousands of patients and their families struggling with sarcoma world wide.
How are sarcomas treated?
- When possible, sarcoma patients have surgery to remove the cancer.
- Surgery is often combined with chemotherapy and/or radiation.
Why are sarcomas dangerous?
- They are often misdiagnosed. Sometimes they are thought to be sports injuries.
- When they are diagnosed, they may be large and difficult to remove surgically and they may have metastasized.
- Many sarcomas resist current treatments.
Here you see the Faces of Sarcoma patients, survivors, and those who have lost their lives to sarcoma. They come from around the world, since “Sarcoma Knows No Borders.”