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What is soft tissue melanoma?

Soft tissue melanoma, also called malignant melanoma of soft parts or clear cell sarcoma, is a type of cancer that causes tumors in the body's soft tissue. Examples of soft tissues include nerves, muscles, tendons, blood vessels, and fat. Soft tissue melanoma is a pretty rare type of cancer, but when it does occur, it mainly develops deep in the tissues of the extremities, especially the legs. Symptoms and treatment may vary from case to case, but most soft tissue melanoma is pretty serious and requires medical attention right away.

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