Metastatic Liposarcoma

Metastatic Liposarcoma

Liposarcoma is a type of cancerous tumor that usually develops in the soft tissues of the body, most often the thighs, hip area, abdomen, or buttocks. Liposarcoma is one of the most common types of sarcoma cancer, representing 15-20% of all sarcoma cases.

Metastatic liposarcoma is a type of malignant soft tissue sarcoma (MSTS) in which the cancer spreads to other parts of the body and invades other tissues. MSTS is a rare disease that is aggressive and can quickly metastasize or spread to other sites.


Symptoms of metastatic liposarcoma can vary and depend on where the tumor is located. Some common symptoms may include:

  • Pain or tenderness in the area of the tumor
  • Swelling or lump in the area of the tumor
  • The tumor may feel hard to the touch
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Shortness of breath


Metastatic liposarcoma is usually diagnosed with a combination of imaging tests such as an MRI scan or CT scan to get a detailed view of where the cancer has spread. Your doctor may also order a biopsy to take a sample of the tumor to be analyzed for further information about the cancer.


Treatment for metastatic liposarcoma usually involves chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or a combination of both. Surgery is also sometimes recommended to remove the tumor or the affected area if it is localized and located in an area that can be safely removed. Your doctor will discuss the best treatment option for you depending on your individual situation and type of cancer.