What is liposarcoma?
Also known as: well-differentiated liposarcoma, myxoid liposarcoma, pleomorphic liposarcoma, dedifferentiated liposarcoma
Liposarcoma is a cancer of fat cells. It can occur anywhere in the body, but is commonly found in the abdomen, thigh or shoulder area. There are four microscopic subtypes which vary not only in how fast they grow but also in other characteristics. The commonest type usually grows slowly and doesn't spread.
Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP
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