In middle aged adults, liposarcoma is a relatively common type of adipose tissue sarcoma. Yet overall, sarcoma is a rare form of cancer.
Liposarcomas predominately crop up in the deep adipose tissue of the abdomen or thigh. And these lumps of cancerous fat rarely arise from a lipoma, a noncancerous fatty tissue tumor.
Fat tissue sarcoma lumps typically don’t produce symptoms early on. As your liposarcoma tumor grows, it may cause some pain if it compresses against a nerve or muscle.
Primary treatment for a liposarcoma is surgical removal of your entire lump of cancerous soft tissue whenever possible. Radiation and chemotherapy may be used to complement cancerous adipose tumor withdrawal.