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Pediatric Soft Tissue Sarcoma

The signs of soft tissue sarcoma vary from child to child and disease to disease. The location of the soft tissue sarcoma can make a difference in the symptoms.

Usually, the first symptom of a soft tissue sarcoma is a painless mass or lump. It may be in an arm or leg or the trunk of the body.

As the sarcoma grows, it will press on adjacent parts of the body, such as nerves, muscles, blood vessels and organs. When this happens, other symptoms may appear, such as muscle weakness or pain.

Soft tissue sarcomas are rare. If your child has these symptoms, they probably are caused by a less serious condition. However, it is a good idea to talk to your doctor to rule out other health problems.

If your child has been diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma, we’re here to help. Call 1-877-632-6789 to make an appointment or request an appointment online.

Why Choose MD Anderson?

  • One of few medical teams dedicated to pediatric soft tissue sarcoma
  • Extensive expertise in rare cancers
  • Latest diagnostic tools, specialized pathologists
  • Advanced soft tissue sarcoma surgical procedures, skilled surgeons
  • Clinical trials of new soft tissue sarcoma therapies
  • Comprehensive support services for children and family-centered care

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