There are around 100 different subtypes of sarcoma.
Below we list some of the subtypes. You can click here for a full list of sarcoma subtypes.
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Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma develops from the cells in skeletal muscle, and often in teenagers and young adults.
Alveolar soft part sarcoma
Alveolar soft part sarcoma is a very rare sarcoma that can occur anywhere throughout the body.
Chordoma makes up only 6% of all bone sarcoma diagnoses and most commonly affects adults in their 40s and 50s.
DFSP is a rare tumour that tends to develop from the cells in the middle layer of the skin, called the dermis.
Desmoid-type fibromatosis is sometimes called Desmoid Tumour or aggressive fibromatosis.
Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma is one of the most common soft tissue sarcomas in children. It is far rarer in adults.
Endometrial stromal sarcoma
Endometrial stromal sarcoma is a type of sarcoma that begins in the connective tissue cells.
Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST)
GIST is a type of sarcoma that develops in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
Giant Cell Tumour of the Bone
Giant Cell Tumours (GCT) are benign (non-cancerous) tumours that develop in the bone.
Head and neck sarcoma
Head and neck sarcomas are a group of tumours that can develop anywhere in the head and neck area.
Intimal sarcoma is a very rare type of soft tissue sarcoma that develops from cells in the large blood vessels of the body and sometimes in the heart.
PEComa is a very rare type of soft tissue sarcoma that develops from the cells lining the blood vessels.
Spindle cell rhabdomyosarcoma
Spindle cell rhabdomyosarcoma develops from the cells in skeletal muscle.
Spindle cell sarcoma
Spindle cell sarcoma is a type of undifferentiated sarcoma. It can occur anywhere throughout the body, but it most commonly occurs in the arms and legs.