Proton Therapy for Sarcoma
Sarcomas are cancerous tumors that develop in connective tissues. Connective tissue describes parts of the body including fat, bones, muscles, nerves, and cartilage. There are more than 70 types of sarcoma, which can be divided into two main groups, soft tissue sarcomas and bone sarcomas. While sarcomas can develop in adults, pediatric sarcomas are more prevalent.
Although it is difficult to determine what causes sarcoma, researchers have identified several factors that can increase the risk of developing the disease. These include inherited syndromes, chronic swelling, and exposure to chemicals and viruses.