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Sarcoma

Before I was sick I thought cancer was just cancer, unfortunately I had to learn the hard way that there are thousands of different types of cancer out there. I was diagnosed with a Synovial Sarcoma, one of the rarest forms of soft tissue cancer. Sure why would I want any old plain tumour anyways??
 Sarcoma is cancerous tumours of the connective tissue, this includes; fat, blood vessels, nerves, bones, muscles, deep skin tissues and cartilage. It is more common in children and young adults, it accounts for 15% of childhood cancer and only 1% of adult cancer. There are two groups of sarcoma, soft tissue sarcoma and sarcoma of the bone. There are over 50 different types of soft tissue sarcoma e.g;  Synovial Sarcoma, Angiosarcoma, Ewings Sarcoma, Fibrosarcoma, Clear Cell Sarcoma, Liposarcoma and many more. There is an incredible lack of funding and limited research into sarcoma, meaning that all sarcoma are treated in the same way when in-fact they are all very different! Pharmaceutical…