What is the Atypical Lipoma?
Atypical lipoma is low-grade cancer that tends to recur but rarely spread to other parts of the body. The chest, abdomen, pelvis, and extremities (arms and legs) are the most commonly affected sites. In extremities, it commonly originates from the deep tissues of the thighs.
It makes approximately 40-45% of all soft tissue cancers. The mean age for the development of disease varies from 40-60 years. It is very rare in children.
Disease Etiology (Causes)
There is no exact well-known cause.
Signs and Symptoms
Signs and symptoms vary according to the site of the tumour.
Signs and Symptoms of Retroperitoneal (Abdominal) Atypical Lipoma Tumour
- Weight gain
- The feeling of abdominal fullness
Signs and Symptoms of Gluteal (Pelvic) Atypical Lipoma Tumour
- A mass or lump in the pelvic region
- Sciatica like pain in the legs
The following diagnostic techniques and procedures can be used to make a diagnosis these are
- Diagnostic imaging techniques such as USG, CT-scan, MRI, and PET scan can be used to detect the site, size, and extent of the tumour.
- Tumour biopsy
- Histopathological examination
Surgical resection (surgical removal of the tumour part of the skin along with the removal of some surrounding healthy tissues) of the tumour along with chemotherapy and radiation is the main treatment option.
What Support can we Give for Atypical Lipoma?
Atypical Lipoma is rare cancer, meaning it is not as well known as other forms of cancer. Without a Ribbon is an Australian organisation that provides support for individuals who suffer from rare cancers. So, we provide a designated platform for Warriors to obtain information specific to their Rare Cancer. We also provide annual opportunities for our Warriors to meet and learn from each other. If you suffer from rare cancer such as Atypical Lipoma, we can help and support you through your journey thanks to the generous donations we receive. Click the link below to sign up and become a Warrior today!
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