What is pleomorphic sarcoma?
A pleomorphic sarcoma is a type of malignant tumor that usually arises in fat or muscle tissue. It is most likely to appear in one of the extremities.
Pleomorphic sarcoma is classified into several different types based on the types of tissue they affect and the nature of their onset.
- Liposarcomas: tumors arising in deep fat tissue
- Malignant fibrous histiocytomas (MFH): masses that typically develop in skeletal muscle.
Both types are most commonly seen in patients over the age of 50, and it is suspected that genetics is the most prominent risk factor for their development.
When these types of sarcoma are detected in its early stage, a combination of surgery and radiation therapy treatments are usually effective at eradicating cancer from the body.
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