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Sarcoma Inherited Risk

Factors that increase risk

  • Exposure to radiation. Patients may develop sarcomas from radiation given to treat other cancers, though radiation exposure counts for less than 5 percent of all sarcomas.
  • A damaged lymph system

Inherited sarcoma cancer clues

Some family cancer syndromes increase a person's risk of developing soft tissue sarcomas. They include Neurofibromatosis, Gardner syndrome, Li-Fraumeni syndrome, Retinoblastoma, Werner syndrome, Gorlin syndrome, and Tuberous sclerosis.

Information on uterine sarcoma is available here.

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