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Sarcoma- advise please

13 Jan 2018 15:40


i don’t know where to start, I found a few lumps years ago which I know are fatty lumps after getting used to them I ignored them.

2 days before Christmas (my birthday) I found a new lump on the tissue between my hip and  rib about the size of a garden pea, it just felt different to the normal fatty lump- anyway it got bigger about the size of a marble so I went to doctors had ultrasound (haven’t had results nor have I had a biopsy) the gp never wanted to scan any fatty lumps so she must think something of this one! 

Since I have seen my Gp and in between waiting for ultrasound results, my partner and myself have noticed this lump is bigger and has a few friends with it more small lumps! I get a aching almost pressuring sensation with these now I wouldn’t say pain just sort of like a stitch but dull?! Could it be Liposarcoma? I’ve read up on this. 


Tgey are are hard and don’t move easily not like my small fatty lumps, I haven’t rang my GP or hospital as I don’t want to be a nuisance or seem like a hypochondriac.


any advice please? 

Thank you 

Re: Sarcoma- advise please

16 Jan 2018 15:14 in response to Joules

Hello Joules,

I’m afraid I don’t know what these hard lumps could be. I think liposaracomas would usually present as a single lump rather than a cluster. I see from another thread that you were due to have a second ultrasound this morning. I don’t suppose the results will be properly reported for a few days but I hope this will shed some light on whatever is the matter.  I think it is reasonable enough to chase this up and let your GP know that the main lump is getting bigger.

It is natural to worry but try not to because there may be nothing serious wrong.

I am sorry we can’t tell you more,

Take care,


Re: Sarcoma- advise please

16 Jan 2018 16:40 in response to CRUK Nurse Julia


Thanks for your reply it is appreciated very much doctor called today asked me to go back to hospital tomorrow so hopefully fingers crossed Il get somewhere. 


I have been off. Sick from work and now feel scared to go back like anxiety kicks in in mainly because I don’t have answers for them so hopefully this may help tomorrow. 


Thanks again