Soft tissue tumor: Symptoms
A benign soft tissue tumor rarely causes symptoms in general. Sometimes swelling in the joints can interfere with the movement.
Also a malignant soft tissue tumor (soft tissue sarcoma) may give out only a few symptoms. Most sufferers first notice a painless swelling, within weeks or months is growing rapidly. Many then assume that it is a harmless bruise.
Additional problems arise when the Soft tissue tumor spreads and presses on adjacent structures: For example, pressure on nerves or bone skin can cause pain. Pressure on blood and lymph vessels can lead to extensive swelling in the tissue. With increasing tumor size and mobility restrictions in the affected area are common besides pain. Also general symptoms may occur in the course of the disease: