Liposarcoma | Symptoms & Causes

What are the symptoms of liposarcoma?

Because soft tissue sarcomas affect tissue that is elastic and easily moved, a tumor may exist for a long time before being discovered, growing large and pushing aside surrounding tissue. Liposarcoma symptoms vary greatly with the size, location and spread of the tumor, but may include:

  • painless swelling or mass anywhere on the body
  • pain or soreness caused by compressed nerves or muscles
  • limping or other difficulty using the legs, feet, arms or hands
  • diminished range of motion in the affected area

What causes liposarcoma?

Previous exposure to radiation or the presence of hereditary genes may cause liposarcoma.