What is Lipoma-like Liposarcoma?
Lipoma-like liposarcomas resembles long-existing lipomas (fat cell tumours). They often cause difficulty in making diagnosis and treatment when radiological (like CT- scan, MRI, ultrasonography, X-ray) and histopathological investigations are done to make a diagnosis due to their resemblance with lipomas. The most common sites for the development or origination of lipoma-like liposarcoma are all sides of the thighs, abdomen, lower legs, and arms.
Signs and Symptoms
Patients having lipoma-like sarcoma may suffer from the following signs and symptoms.
- A palpable (touchable) mass.
- In most of the cases of lipoma-like sarcoma, tumour masses are asymptomatic ( does not show symptoms of pain and ulceration)
- Swelling of the tumour or tumour region.
- Swelling with sciatica (sciatic nerve pain that affects one side of the body, the pain goes from hip to the lower leg).
There is no exact well-known cause is found. Certain genetic mutations are considered responsible for the development of the Tumor.
Definite diagnostic tests to diagnose the liposarcoma- like liposarcoma tumours are tumour biopsy and histopathology, Fine needle aspiration cytology, and cytogenetic study of the specimen. Radiological techniques like CT scan, MRI, USG, and X-ray also recommended locating the size and site of the tumour.
For the lipoma-like liposarcoma tumour which is not widespread, wide local surgical excision of the tumour is the most effective treatment option. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy are the treatment options for tumours that spread to the distant parts of the body and are not confined to their site of origin.
What Support can we Give for Lipoma-like Liposarcoma?
Lipoma-like Liposarcoma is a 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 Lipoma-like Liposarcoma 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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