What is Sarcoma?
Sarcoma is a kind of cancer that starts in tissues like bone, muscle, cartilage, fat and all of these are even known as connective tissues. These arise from anywhere in the body and are mostly deep hidden in limbs. Different names are designated to them depending on the tissue this cancer is involved such as:
- Osteosarcoma is the sarcoma of the bone.
- Chondrosarcoma is the sarcoma of the cartilage.
- Leiomosarcoma is the sarcoma of smooth muscle.
What is the difference between sarcoma and carcinoma?
The first one is the cancer which arrives from transformed cells from among number of tissues which are developed through embryonic mesoderm, where as, carcinomas develops from epithelial cells and give rise to malignancies like breast or lung cancer.
What are the Symptoms Involved?
Symptoms vary as per the locations of this cancer. Below are the few examples of tissues involved and the symptoms related:
Breathlessness and coughing are the prime signs to recognize this cancer in the lungs.
Abdomen tumor may show the signs of constipation, vomiting including pain in abdominal area.
Vaginal bleeding along with the pain in lower abdomen are prime indication of womb cancer.
In latter stages of bone cancer there may be a frequent and continuous pain and/or swelling.
Soft Tissue Tumor:
A soft lump appears under the skin. In the last stages, these lumps might become sore as the tumor grows and press against the nerves of the tissue.
THIS CANCER KNOWS NO BORDERS. The famous mantra related to this tumor is “Sarcoma knows no border.” This phrase is used because these can attack anyone in the world. There is no national border or the races that can bind this connective tissue cancer. Finally, sarcoma affects people of every age and gender: it knows no borders within groups of people.