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.