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Symptoms of soft tissue sarcomas

The clinical consultation.

The main initial complaint to the doctor is because of the development of a lump. This is difficult for the doctor as many similar lumps will be benign but the appearance and progression of such a lump should alert physicians to the possibility of a sarcoma.

 

Of course, when the lump has grown to a large size it causes secondary pressure symptoms that may cause presentation complaints depending on the situation of the growth.

 

Occasionally, the patient may present with symptoms of metastatic disease; it is noteworthy that sarcomas metastasise to the lungs in the first instance in most cases, although regional node metastatic disease is a feature of some (e.g. synovial sarcoma).


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