Soft Tissue Sarcomas

What are soft tissue cancers? Also known as soft tissue sarcomas, they are cancerous (malignant) tumors that grow in these areas:

  • muscles
  • fat
  • joints
  • nerves
  • blood vessels

Soft tissue cancers can develop in any part of the body, but most often in the arms, legs, abdomen and trunk.

How often do they occur? Soft tissue cancers are fairly rare and account for less than 1 percent of all new cancer cases each year.

What does University of Minnesota Cancer Care offer? Our physicians are well-recognized experts at treating sarcoma cancers. We see a high volume of patients with bone and soft tissue tumors each year. And our multidisciplinary team works with these patients to develop a customized treatment plan. We are continually improving treatment for bone and soft tissue cancers through coordinated advances in laboratory work, clinical research and education.

Cancer Info

To learn more about screening, diagnosis, treatment options and after treatment care, please use the links below to find more information about each Soft Tissue Sarcomas subtype in our cancer library.