Sarcomas are cancers of the muscle, bone, and connective tissues such as cartilage, fat, nerves, blood vessels, and tendons. Sarcomas usually happen in arms, legs, or the body wall. They can also happen in other areas of the body.
There are many different types of sarcomas. People of all ages can get sarcomas. Some sarcomas appear as lumps, bumps, or swelling. Others create painful damage to the bones.
Specialties & Services
Our Sarcoma Program team members provide care for adults at Huntsman Cancer Institute and for children at Primary Children's Hospital.
Sarcomas are a rare type of cancer. Patients who have a sarcoma need to seek treatment with an experienced team. Our team of doctors dedicated to treating sarcoma patients has decades of collective experience.
Our expertise covers all areas of sarcoma care:
- Long-term follow-up and survivorship
Our patients come from across the Mountain West--Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada. Our team helps coordinate treatment for patients who must travel long distances for care.
Social workers on our team provide practical and emotional support for patients and family members. We can also arrange lodging for patients and families when needed. Patient navigators are available for Adolescent and Young Adult (ages 15-39) patients, American Indian patients, and Spanish-Speaking patients.
Our team will work with your local doctors to develop the best and most convenient treatment plan possible for you.
Our cancer care team brings specialists from different disciplines together. They work side-by-side to develop the care plan that is best for each person. You and your loved ones are an important part of this decision-making partnership.
- Medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and surgical oncologists
- Diagnostic specialists such as radiologists and pathologists
- Genetic counselors
- Nurses, advanced practice clinicians, dietitians, and social workers
- Research scientists who study sarcomas and work as a part of our team to develop new treatments for sarcoma and to better understand long-term care and survivorship needs of sarcoma patients
All cancer treatments in place today began as a clinical trial. We provide access to an array of clinical trials for sarcoma patients.