Soft Tissue

Getting Diagnosed with Soft Tissue Cancer

Receiving a soft tissue cancer (also called connective tissue cancer) diagnosis can understandably cause anxiety. It helps to know the orthopedic oncology specialists at UMass Memorial Health Cancer Center are experts at treating soft tissue cancer.

About Soft Tissue Tumors

Soft tissue tumors may develop in the head, neck, leg or arm. In most cases, they can be treated and removed so that the appearance and function of the affected areas are not changed. A soft tissue tumor may be found in any of the following types of connective tissue:

  • Fat
  • Muscle
  • Nerves
  • Fibrous tissues
  • Blood vessels
  • Deep skin tissues

Soft Tissue Cancer Services We Provide