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Fibrosarcoma. Light micrograph of a fibrosarcoma, a malignant (cancerous) tumour of connective tissue. Connective tissue is tissue that supports or connects other tissues. It includes the skin, bone, blood and cartilage. A fibrosarcoma may arise from a benign fibroma, or be malignant from the start. It causes localised swelling and can quickly metastasize (spread) to other parts of the body via the blood. Treatment is with surgical removal, often combined with radiation therapy and chemotherapy.
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