Sarcomas behave differently according to their tissue of origin.

There are many different types of sarcoma. The following are the most common:





Tissue-type Sarcoma
Muscle
Leiomyomasarcoma
 
Rhabdomyosarcoma
Fat
Liposarcoma
Fibrous Tissue
Atypical FibroXanthoma
 
Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma
Bone
Osteosarcoma
Synovium
Synovial Sarcoma
Cartilage
Chondrosarcoma
Nerve
Nerofibrosarcoma
 
Malignant Schwannoma
Blood Vessels
Angiosarcoma



As well as the tissue type, the grade of a sarcoma also dictates its behaviour

Grade

Put simply, there are high grade and low-grade sarcomas.

Technically, sarcomas are categorised according to the Trojani grading system:
Trojani I, II or III

(I = low grade, whilst I & II = high grade)

The grading of a sarcoma is performed by the Histologist and depends upon the appearance of the tumour under the microscope.

The grade of the tumour will dictate whether any further treatment is required other than surgery.
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