Mayo Clinic emphasizes a thorough evaluation using the latest technology to diagnose liposarcoma. To make a diagnosis, your doctor reviews your medical history, performs a physical exam, and may order blood and urine tests. Your doctor may also recommend some of the tests below.
Mayo Clinic has an international reputation for top-quality imaging and rapid test results. Your doctor may recommend one or more of the following imaging tests. In tests that involve radiation, specialists carefully monitor doses to avoid the risk of radiation overexposure.
Your doctor may remove a small sample of tissue (biopsy) for examination by a pathologist. Mayo Clinic's pathologists are internationally known for their expertise in assessing biopsies. Mayo offers specialized, advanced biopsy tissue staining techniques that require interpretation by expert pathologists, including the following.
Doctors will determine the extent of the cancer and whether it has spread — a process called staging. The cancer stage and other factors will have an impact on which treatment your doctor recommends.