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Sarcoma Awareness Month

Each July, the sarcoma community comes together for Sarcoma Awareness Month to raise the profile of sarcoma and bring desperately needed attention to this disease – attention that will help in efforts to generate increased research and new treatments.

Sarcoma is the general term for a broad group of cancers that begin in the bones and in the soft (also called connective) tissues (soft tissue sarcoma). Soft tissue sarcoma forms in the tissues that connect, support and surround other body structures. This includes muscle, fat, blood vessels, nerves, tendons and the lining of your joints.

Signs and symptoms of sarcoma include:

It’s not clear what causes most sarcomas, but risk factors that can increase the risk of sarcoma include:

To view a PCHC sarcoma health promotion activities plan (HPAP) visit:  https://pmhcc.app.box.com/s/2o3tbk0jmfpe413pap09waccyrdc6ojq/file/400449653258

For more information, complete a PCHC Contact Us Form at: https://www.pchc.org/contact.html