Soft tissue sarcoma is a type of cancer that develops from the soft tissues of the body, such as fat, muscle, nerves, fibrous tissues, blood vessels or deep skin tissues. They usually develop in the arms or legs but can occur anywhere in the body, including the trunk, head, neck, internal organs, and the area in the back of the abdomen. There are more than 50 different types of soft tissue sarcomas.
Liposarcoma and leiomyosarcoma are 2 types of soft tissue sarcoma. Liposarcoma is a type of soft tissue sarcoma that develops in fat cells. Leiomyosarcoma develops in smooth muscles, such as the uterus.
Find out more at the American Cancer Society.