Liposarcoma | Diagnosis & Treatment

How is liposarcoma diagnosed?

In addition to a physical examination, a doctor may order the following to diagnose a liposarcoma:

After all tests are completed, doctors will be able to outline the best treatment options.

What are the treatment options for liposarcoma?

The treatment often depends on how far the disease has spread and how aggressive it is. Standard treatment is surgery to remove the entire tumor along with surrounding healthy tissue to ensure that no cancer cells remain.  Radiation therapy and  chemotherapy are used only if surgery alone is ineffective.

Local recurrence of the disease following surgical resection is common and may be avoided with adjuvant radiation therapy. The risk of recurrence increases with high-grade tumors.