NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Version 1.2014
What is soft tissue sarcoma?
limbs. The second most common site is organs inside
the trunk, such as the stomach and intestines. About
19% of sarcomas occur here. Next, 15% of sarcomas
occur in a space in front of your lower spine called the
retroperitoneum. About 10% of sarcomas occur in or
near the trunk wall and 9% occur in the head or neck.
Figure 1.1 Most common locations for sarcoma in the body.
Arms and legs
(43% of all sarcomas)
(space in front of your
(15% of all sarcomas)
Head or neck
(9% of all sarcomas)
Organs inside the trunk
(19% of all sarcomas)
Near the trunk wall
(10% of all sarcomas)