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Pediatric Soft Tissue Sarcoma

What is soft tissue sarcoma?

Soft tissue sarcoma is a type of cancer that grows in soft tissues that support and connect parts of the body, including:

  • Muscles
  • Nerves
  • Fat
  • Tendons
  • Blood vessels

In children, soft tissue tumors most often develop in the arms, legs, chest and abdomen. If left untreated, soft tissue cancer can spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis

 
Treatments

Treatments

 

Treatment Services

Sarcoma Treatment

Children’s National has advanced imaging equipment available for diagnosis, staging, treatment and follow-up for all bone and soft tissue sarcomas in children, adolescents and young adults. Learn more about this treatment.

Cancer Surgery

Our expert surgical oncology team provides the full spectrum of surgical treatment for children with cancer.

Radiation

Radiation therapy (also called radiation oncology) uses special kinds of energy waves or particles to fight cancer. Learn more about this treatment.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is the use of anticancer drugs to treat cancer cells. Learn more about this treatment.

Locations that Treat this Condition

Locations that Treat this Condition

Treatment Service Locations

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Our Stories

Our Stories

Brayden S 3

Brayden's Story

From the outside, Brayden Schofield seems like a regular six-year-old boy who loves sharks, snakes, and playing with his little brother. But what most people don’t know is that Brayden’s life – and left arm – was saved by a rare bone tumor surgery performed by a team of doctors at Children’s National Hospital.

Departments

Departments

Solid Tumor Program

Our Solid Tumor Program has a dedicated team of sarcoma experts who specialize in the newest treatments and clinical trials.

Oncology

Our oncology (cancer) team provides personalized treatment plans for children with cancer, including access to clinical trials.

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