Recent Examples of sarcoma from the Web
The most common are osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma, which mostly come from bones, and rhabdomyosarcoma, which arises from muscle.
Before then, estimates of how many women with fibroids would have undiagnosed leiomyosarcomas or other uterine sarcomas were based on studies of varying reliability, and ranged from 1 in 10,000 to in 1 in 500.
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Origin and Etymology of sarcoma
New Latin, from Greek sarkōmat-, sarkōma fleshy growth, from sarkoun to grow flesh, from sark-, sarx
First Known Use: 1804See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of sarcoma
: a malignant tumor arising in tissue of mesodermal origin (as connective tissue, bone, cartilage, or striated muscle) that spreads by extension into neighboring tissue or by way of the bloodstream—compare carcinoma
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