Cancers and other diseases can cause symptoms. These are changes in your body that you notice. Examples of symptoms are having a pain or a lump.
Symptoms can be caused by many illnesses, not just cancer, but it is always best to have them checked out by a GP.
What you need to know
Symptoms of soft tissue sarcoma
The most common symptom of sarcoma is a new painless lump or one which is growing. Some lumps can cause pain by pressing on nerves or nearby structures.
Soft tissue sarcomas can start in any part of the body. Most occur in the arms and legs (especially the thigh), but they can also start in the buttock, abdomen, chest, head or neck.
Depending on where the sarcoma is in the body it may cause other symptoms such as:
- a feeling of fullness in the abdomen
- unusual bleeding
What to do if you have symptoms
If you have symptoms that you are worried about, even if they seem minor, you should go to see a GP. Don't be embarrassed to bring up your concerns.