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 extremely rare and makes up only 0.2% of all cancer diagnoses in England. There are on average, 500 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.
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.