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Sarcoma /sar·co·ma/ (sahr-ko´mah) pl. sarcomas, sarco´mata any of a group of tumors usually arising from connective tissue, although the term now includes some of epithelial origin; most are malignant.

Sarcoma is a rare form of cancer arises from connective and supportive tissues, examples: bone, fat, muscle, and other connective tissues. Some names of this type of tumor would be: osteosarcoma (malignancy of bone), liposarcoma (fat) and gastrointestinal stromal tumor. Note that the term sarcoma does not always appear in the name.

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