Sarcoma is a cancer that arises from transformed cells of mesenchymal (connective tissue) origin. Connective tissue is a broad term that includes bone, cartilage, fat, vascular, or hematopoietic tissues, and sarcomas can arise in any of these types of tissues.
As a result, there are many subtypes of sarcoma, which are classified based on the specific tissue and type of cell from which the tumor originates. It is important to note that sarcomas are primary connective tissue tumors, meaning that they arise in connective tissues.This is in contrast to secondary (or “metastatic”) connective tissue tumors, which occur when a cancer from elsewhere in the body (such as the lungs, breast tissue or prostate)
Last year we heard about the work undertaken by “Onkobieg” an organisation that cares for sufferers of this devastating form of cancer.
One of the worst effects of this type of cancer is amputation of limbs which have infected joints or tissue.
Last year we wre able to provide funding for two children to receive prosthetic limbs to enable them to live as normal lives a s possible.
This touched the members of FISP, as it would many of you who probably have young children of your own.
We are proud that monies raised from ticket sales, raffles and our charity auction, will once again be used to provide young children and their families with life enhancing operations.