MUSC Hollings Cancer Center’s comprehensive Sarcoma Cancer Program is the only one of its kind in South Carolina. Our program, based on a multidisciplinary team approach, is committed to enhancing the care of sarcoma patients.
Sarcoma is a rare form of bone and tissue cancer. The tumors are found in bone, muscle, connective tissue, fat, nerves, blood vessels, and cartilage. They can affect people of all ages.
In the U.S., there are about 11,000 new cases of sarcoma diagnosed each year. Since this cancer is so rare, it is important that patients be treated at a center with a team of physicians experienced in this disease.
Soft tissue sarcoma is often found as a painless mass. They are common in the thigh and pelvis regions but can be located anywhere. Bone sarcomas are often painful. Sarcoma is diagnosed by biopsy, and treatments can include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation and often a combination of these treatments are used to fight sarcomas.