Sarcoma

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Epidemiology and Etiology

Sarcomas of the soft tissues, bones, and joints are estimated to account for 16,730 new cases and 16,830 deaths in the year 2020.1 Predisposing factors include age, prior radiation, chemical and chemotherapy exposure, genetic/hereditary syndromes, Paget disease of the bone, HIV/human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8) infection (Kaposi sarcoma), and chronic lymphedema (lymphangiosarcoma [Stewart–Treves syndrome]).

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Epidemiology and Etiology

Sarcomas of the soft tissues, bones, and joints are estimated to account for 16,730 new cases and 16,830 deaths in the year 2020.1 Predisposing factors include age, prior radiation, chemical and chemotherapy exposure, genetic/hereditary syndromes, Paget disease of the bone, HIV/human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8) infection (Kaposi sarcoma), and chronic lymphedema (lymphangiosarcoma [Stewart–Treves syndrome]).

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