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Angiosarcoma develops from the cells that make up the walls of blood vessels. It can occur anywhere throughout the body but most commonly in the skin, breast, liver, spleen, and in the deep tissues of the body. Angiosarcoma in the skin is often found on the face and scalp.

Bone sarcoma is a cancer that starts in the bone. Sometimes a bone sarcoma is called a primary bone cancer. It is uncommon, with an average of about 670 diagnoses in the UK each year.

Chondrosarcoma is a bone sarcoma that develops in the cartilage cells. It mostly affects adults above the age of 40 and the most common sites are the upper arm, pelvis and thigh bone. They make up 37% of all bone sarcoma diagnoses.

Chordoma makes up only 6% of all bone sarcoma diagnoses and most commonly affects adults in their 40’s and 50’s.

Desmoid-type fibromatosis (DF) is sometimes called Desmoid Tumour or aggressive fibromatosis. It is a rare type of benign (non-cancerous) tumour. DF develops from fibroblasts. These are a type of cell that provide cell support for the body’s tissues.

Ewing’s sarcoma makes up 14% of all bone sarcoma diagnoses. It most commonly affects teenagers and young adults with the pelvis, thigh bone and shin bone being the most commonly affected areas.

Fibroblastic sarcoma develops in the fibrous tissues within the body. It is most commonly found in the limbs, skin (dermofibrosarcoma) and in the trunk.

GIST is a type of sarcoma, rare cancers that develop in the connective tissues: muscle, bone, nerves, cartilage, tendons, blood vessels and the fatty and fibrous tissues.

Giant cell tumours (GCT) are benign (non-cancerous) tumours that develop in the bone. They mostly occur in the long bones found in the arms and legs. They are always found at the end of the bone next to the joint.

Gynaecological sarcomas, sometimes shortened to gynae sarcomas occur in the female reproductive system: the uterus (womb), ovaries, vagina, vulva and fallopian tubes. You may also hear the term uterine sarcoma. They can affect women of any age.