What is Myxoid/Round Cell Liposarcoma?
Myxoid/Round cell liposarcoma is high-grade cancer that originates from the fat-storing cells of the body. The most common affected sites are the muscles and deep tissues of the arms, legs particularly thighs.
It is the second most common soft tissue cancer and makes approximately 30% of all soft tissue cancers. The average age of development of myxoid/round cell liposarcoma is 20-40 years. It is very rare in children under 10 years of age.
There is no well-known cause, but a prior history of trauma or trauma is a risk factor for the development of a tumor in the affected area in the future. Signs and symptoms
Signs and Symptoms
The patient may suffer from the following signs and symptoms. These are
- Most of the small myxoid round cell tumors are painless
- A palpable (felt able) lump or mass under the skin
- Large myxoid tumors can cause pain or disturbance in the function of the organ.
- In advanced stages they can cause nausea, weight loss, night sweats and fever
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 tumor.
- Tumor biopsy
- Histo-pathological examination
Surgical resection (surgical removal of the tumor part of the skin along with the removal of some surrounding healthy tissues) of the tumor along with the chemotherapy and radiation is the main treatment option.
What Support can we Give for Myxoid/Round Cell Liposarcoma?
Myxoid/Round Cell 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 Myxoid/Round Cell 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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