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Cancerous sarcomas often missed or misdiagnosed

Got a funny-looking bump or lump somewhere on your body? If so, it's best to get it checked out because it might be a sarcoma, said Dr. Vincent Y. Ng, an assistant professor of orthopaedics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Sarcomas are cancerous tumors that are often missed by doctors, said Ng, also co-director of the bone, cancer and soft tissue sarcoma service at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center. Ng said only a specialist can really determine if a sarcoma is present.

What are sarcomas?

Sarcomas are a category of rare, malignant (cancerous) tumors that originate from connective tissues, such as bone, muscle,...