Like all the other types of cancer, the different types of Sarcoma is also defined by the location, area of effect and damage and change in the specific tissue. Here are the major forms of Sarcoma -
Osteosarcoma - This cancer type which arises in bones by producing immature bones. This is usually found under at the end of longer bones, like the ones of the legs, or around the knee.
Ewings Sarcoma - The tumor forming in the soft tissue of the body, or in the bones is termed as Ewings sarcoma. It may be found in the bones of the legs, arms, chest, feet, spine and even skull.
Chondrosarcoma - This cancer type is composed of cells which are derived from cartilage-producing transformed cells.
Undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma - This is a tumor-type sarcoma, which is usually found under the arms and legs. Sometimes, it can also be found at the back of the abdomen.
Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) - This form of Sarcoma effects the specialized neuromuscular cells of the guts. Guts are the stomach, or belly area of the human body.
Liposarcoma - It is the sarcoma of the fat tissues. Its a rare type of cancer, a type of soft tissue sarcoma. It can o0ccur in the fat cells of any part of the human body.
Leiomyosarcoma - It is a type of soft tissue sarcoma, which affects the smooth muscles in the organ walls the body. It is one of the most common sarcoma types occurring in adults.
Synovial sarcomas - These are usually found in the arms or legs, often in close proximities to joint capsules and tendon sheaths. It is also known as Malignant Synovioma.
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor - The sarcoma type which affects the protective lining of the nerves is called as Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor.
Rhabdomyosarcoma - This sarcoma is a childhood cancer type, affecting the skeletal muscle cells which fail to fully differentiate within. Most of the disease cases have been reported under the age of 18.
Angiosarcomas - The sarcoma, or cancer in the inner lining of the blood vessels is termed as Angiosarcomas. Common areas of its occurrence involve breasts, liver, spleen, skin and deep tissues.
Fibrosarcoma - The cancer that develops in fibroblasts, the most common type of cell in connective tissues. It is characterized by undifferentiated anaplastic spindle cells in a storiform pattern.
Kaposi’s Sarcoma - This is a cancer that is caused by viruses, and affects the body’s skin is termed as Kaposi Sarcoma. The most common type of Kaposi sarcoma is related to AIDS. Red or purple patches of abnormal tissue grows under the skin, or even in the lining of the mouth, nose, throat, lymph nodes and other organs.