Cancer Term of the Week
"A sarcoma (plural sarcomas or sarcomata); is a
cancer that arises from transformed cells of mucous connective tissue(mesenchymal) origin. Thus, malignant tumors made of
cancellous bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, vascular, or hematopoietic tissues are, by definition, considered sarcomas.
This is in contrast to a malignant tumor originating from epithelial cells, which are termed carcinoma."