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NCCN Guidelines for Patients


Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Version 1.2014



Sarcoma basics

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

lower spine)

(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)