Sarcoma Symptoms

Symptoms of sarcoma vary from person to person and depend on the type and location of the tumor and other factors, such as how far the tumor has spread.

Symptoms of Soft Tissue Sarcoma

People with soft tissue sarcoma may develop a firm mass that they can see or feel. Usually these masses are painless, but some soft tissue sarcomas cause pain. A tumor may occur in and around the joints, causing swelling and tenderness. Or, if the tumor is in the abdomen, symptoms such as abdominal pain, blood in your stools, or vomiting might occur.

Symptoms of Bone Cancer

Pain in a bone is the most common symptom of bone cancer. At first the pain may come and go, but as the tumor grows, the pain eventually becomes constant. Bone tumors can weaken the bones, which can lead to fractures. Swelling may also occur, and you might be able to feel a lump, depending on where the tumor is located.

Conditions other than cancer may cause these symptoms. If you have any symptoms that concern you, talk to your doctor.