Fibrosarcoma is a rare type of cancer, affecting the soft connective tissues of the body. Fibrosarcoma tumors commonly develop in the head, neck, legs, arms and pelvis. Symptoms of fibrosarcoma in lungs include pain and breathing problems. In the abdomen it may cause swelling, nausea, vomiting and pain. In the limbs the symptoms may include swelling, tenderness, visible lumps and pain. The pain results from the pressure that the tumor exerts on the surrounding nerves and tissues. Patients who have undergone previous radiation therapy for cancer treatments are at a greater risk of developing this condition.
HOW IS FIBROSARCOMA DIAGNOSED?
Fibrosarcoma may develop into genetic abnormalities or inherited disorders such as Gardner syndrome, Bourneville's disease, Li-Fraumeni syndrome, Werner syndrome or Gorlin syndrome.