Sarcomas are relatively rare types of cancers that occur in the connective tissue of the body. The condition may qualify a person for disability benefits. Some types of sarcoma may qualify for faster approval of disability benefits.
These kinds of cancers are seen in the skeletal system, bones, muscles or blood vessels. Sarcomas are divided into two types- soft tissue sarcoma and bone or osteosarcoma. Soft tissue sarcoma may manifest as swellings or lumps. There may be no pain initially. Bone sarcoma, on the other hand, may initially manifest in the form of pain in the limbs or the legs, or even swelling. The pain may be severe enough to cause a limp if the sarcoma is located in the leg bone.
A range of treatments may be used to treat sarcoma. Typically, surgery is required, but there may be other types of therapies also used to treat the cancer. In cases where surgery is not deemed necessary, or deemed impossible, radiation may be used to reduce the size of the tumor.