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Sarcoma Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Risk Factors

  • Symptoms: Symptoms for sarcoma may include a lump or swelling in soft tissue of the body. A painless lump may appear under the skin, often on an arm or a leg. You may also experience pain and trouble breathing.
  • Diagnosis: Your doctor will most likely perform a biopsy of the primary tumor, lymph nodes, and other suspicious areas.
  • Treatment: Treatment options for sarcoma include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy.
  • Risk Factors: Risk factors for sarcoma include certain inherited disorders, past radiation treatment during childhood, or past radiation treatment for cancers such as retinoblastoma, lymphoma, breast cancer, and cervical cancer.
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