A soft tissue sarcoma may not cause any signs and symptoms in its early stages. As the tumor grows, it may cause:
- A noticeable lump or swelling
- Pain, if a tumor presses on nerves or muscles
When to see a doctor
Make an appointment with your doctor if you have any persistent signs and symptoms that worry you.
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