Symptoms of soft tissue sarcomas

Soft tissue sarcomas often have no obvious symptoms in the early stages.

They can cause symptoms as they get bigger or spread. The symptoms depend on where the cancer develops.

For example:

  • cancer in the tissue under the skin may causea soft, painless lump that can't easily be moved around and gets bigger over time
  • cancernear the stomach may cause tummy (abdominal) pain , a persistent feeling of fullness and constipation
  • cancernear the lungs may cause a cough or breathlessness

You should see your GP if you have a worrying lump particularly one that's getting bigger over time or isthe size of a golf ball or larger or any other troublesome symptoms.

Although it's much more likely you have a non-cancerous condition, such as a cyst (fluid under the skin) or lipoma (fatty lump), it's important to get your symptoms checked out.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018