Diagnosis of Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Diagnosis of Soft Tissue Sarcoma begins with a physical Exam. You can get the detail of this cancer by following this link; what is Soft Tissue Sarcoma?

Test and Procedure used for Diagnosis of Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Following tests are used in screening process of Soft tissue Sarcoma:


Through this method the doctor created the images of inside body of patient on  film

Computed Tomography/CT Scan:

In this method the doctor tries to locate the Soft tissue Sarcoma by creating the cross- sectional images of body with the mean of an x-ray machine attached with a computer.  Through CT /CAT scan, the doctor come identifies whether the tumor spread to lung or abdomen.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI):

This process is used to get the detailed images of picture on inside body and for this reason a powerful magnet is linked to a computer.  The doctor distinguishes the soft tissue sarcoma from benign tumors via this method. The extent and causes of soft tissue sarcoma are also obtained sometimes through this process.

This process is also used when the tumor is recurred.


It includes the removal of  a sample of tissue from the abnormal area and its microscopic examination by a pathologist. It is a best way to get surety about the presence of cancer’s growth.   The doctor may go for inciosional or excisional or fine needles aspiration method of biopsy.

In case of presence of Soft tissue Sarcoma, the doctor pinpoints the type and grade of cancer. The grade of Cancer shows the probable growth rate of cancerous cells and its tendency to spread.

High Grade Sarcoma: This grade of Soft tissue sarcoma is more likely to spread in other parts of biopsy.

Low Grade Sarcoma: This one is less likely to spread although non-cancerous.

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