liposarcoma

Dedifferentiated liposarcoma

What is dedifferentiated liposarcoma? Dedifferentiated liposarcoma is an aggressive type of cancer that typically starts in a deep location of the body such as the abdomen. It is called “dedifferentiated” because it arises from within a similar but less aggressive type of cancer called well-differentiated liposarcoma/atypical lipomatous tumour. The term “liposarcoma” means that the cancer …
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Myxoid liposarcoma

What is myxoid liposarcoma? Myxoid liposarcoma is a type of cancer that starts in adipose tissue (fat). Most patients are adults and the tumour commonly involves the limbs or extremities. Often patients with myxoid liposarcoma will be treated with radiation therapy before the tumour is removed surgically. What causes myxoid liposarcoma? Almost all myxoid liposarcomas …
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