|Other names||Sarcomas, sarcomata|
|Optical coherence tomography (OCT) image of a sarcoma|
A sarcoma is a cancer that comes from transformed cells of mesenchymal (connective tissue) origin.
Connective tissue is a term that includes bone, cartilage, fat, vascular, or hematopoietic tissues, and sarcomas can arise in any of these types of tissues. As a result, there are many subtypes of sarcoma. The word sarcoma is derived from the Greek σάρξ sarx meaning "flesh".
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- ↑ "Metastatic Cancer". National Cancer Institute. 2015-05-12. Retrieved 2019-03-22.
- ↑ "Definition of SARCOMA". www.merriam-webster.com. Retrieved 2019-03-22.