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Vascular sarcoma This is more common in adults and affects the lining of blood vessels and lymphatic channels.
Smooth muscle sarcoma This can develop anywhere in the body, but is more common in the uterus and abdomen.
Fibrohistiocytic sarcoma This is more common in children and usually develops on the arms, legs, and torso.
Liposarcoma This is more common in adults and develops in fatty tissue.
Other factors in diagnosis and treatment planning There are additional considerations beyond type and subtype that affect recommendations your care team may make for treatment.
Tumor size offers insights about how quickly the tumor may have developed and how likely it is to spread. Larger cancers are more likely to progress to the lymph nodes.
Grade assigns a numeric value to describe how abnormal the cancer cells appear under the microscope. The the higher the number the more aggressive the cancer is. Lower numbers are usually is associated with a slower growth.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.