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What are the common symptoms of soft tissue sarcoma?

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Dr. Ilya Iofin
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ilya Iofin
Dr. Ilya Iofin
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Dr. Eric Whitman
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: The mass itself

Usually sarcomas do not have symptoms other than the mass itself.
They are only painful if they are pressing on a nerve. The mass could cause other symptoms like weakness, clumsiness, etc but usually those symptoms are only because of the mass's size and location.

In brief: The mass itself

Usually sarcomas do not have symptoms other than the mass itself.
They are only painful if they are pressing on a nerve. The mass could cause other symptoms like weakness, clumsiness, etc but usually those symptoms are only because of the mass's size and location.
Dr. Eric Whitman
Dr. Eric Whitman
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