A 32-year-old member asked:
What are the most common symptoms of sarcoma?
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Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Depends on location: Early sarcomas may have no symptoms. Location of the sarcoma produces specific symptoms such as pain (bone, back, limbs); noticeable mass, and genralized symptoms such as weight loss, fatigue, low blood counts, etc, for advanced cancers.
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Surgical Oncology 36 years experience
Mass, sometimes pain: The most common finding is an enlarging mass. It is often non-tender but can be painful. But often there are really no symptoms other that the mass itself, .
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A 37-year-old member asked:
What are the common symptoms of soft tissue sarcoma?
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Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Painless mass: Most soft tissue sarcomas are painless masses. Usually, they will grow in size. Some subtypes, like synovial sarcoma, can be painful. Other reason for pain is compression or invasion of nerves and blood vessels. Most painless masses will turn out to be lipomas, which are benign, but a sarcoma has to be ruled out. To sum it up, a painless mass is a sarcoma until proven otherwise.
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Last updated Jul 10, 2012
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