Fibrosarcoma | Symptoms & Causes

What are the symptoms of fibrosarcoma?

Each child may experience fibrosarcoma symptoms differently, depending on the size, location and spread of the tumor.

Fibrosarcoma symptoms may include:

  • painless or tender mass in an extremity or trunk
  • pain or soreness caused by suppressed nerves and muscles
  • limping or other difficulty using legs, feet, arms hands

Fibrosarcoma symptoms may resemble other conditions or medical problems. Always consult a physician for a diagnosis.

What causes fibrosarcoma?

The exact cause of fibrosarcoma and other soft tissue tumors is not entirely understood, however, studies have indicated that genetic alterations may play a role. Researchers have studied a small number of families that contain several members from one generation who have developed soft tissue sarcomas. In addition, limited studies have shown a possible link between soft tissue sarcomas and the development of other types of cancer. A chromosomal rearrangement has been found in some fibrosarcomas.