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Breast sarcoma refers to a relatively heterogenous group of rare breast tumors which can include:
- angiosarcoma of the breast
- pleomorphic sarcoma of the breast
- fibrosarcoma of the breast
- myxofibrosarcoma of the breast
- leiomyosarcoma of the breast
- primary osteosarcoma of the breast
As a subgroup, they comprise 0.5-1% of all breast neoplasms 1. They tend to present at a younger age than ductal or lobular carcinomas (mean 45 years).
They characteristically show hematogenous metastases with nodal metastases being rather rare.
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