July is Sarcoma Awareness Month …
A sarcoma is a rare type of cancer that develops in connective tissue. Sarcomas can develop in a variety of tissues such as bone, soft tissues, fat, muscle, nerves, fibrous tissues, blood vessels and deep skin tissues. They most often develop in the limbs, but can be found in any part of the body. A common question for individuals who are diagnosed with a sarcoma is what caused it to develop?
While most cases of sarcoma are caused by damage from our environment, lifestyle, and the normal aging process (also known as sporadic or cancer by chance), some are inherited meaning the risk of getting a sarcoma is passed from one generation to the next through our genes. To read more click the link below.