Soft Tissue Sarcoma: Symptoms

What are the symptoms of soft tissue sarcoma?

Soft tissue sarcoma often doesn’t cause symptoms in its early stages. In fact, symptoms of soft tissue sarcoma may not show up until the cancer has grown for some time. The following are some of the more common symptoms of this cancer:

  • A growing lump or swelling on the body, which is usually painless

  • Belly pain

  • Vomiting

  • Loss of appetite or feeling full after not eating very much

  • Red or tar-like black stool. This could mean there’s blood in your stool.

  • Tingling or numb sensation (paresthesia) or swelling (edema) in an arm or leg. This is because of compression by a tumor.

When to see your healthcare provider

Many of these symptoms can be caused by other health problems. Still, it’s important to see your healthcare provider if you have these symptoms. Only a healthcare provider can tell if you have a soft tissue sarcoma.

Online Medical Reviewer: L Renee Watson MSN RN
Online Medical Reviewer: Rita Sather RN
Online Medical Reviewer: Todd Gersten MD
Date Last Reviewed: 6/1/2021
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