Sarcoma UK has produced a new information resource booklet available for anyone affected by the disease. The booklet is the first produced by our Information and Support Officer, Sarah Kingsmill, who was appointed to the role late last year.
This new information resource booklet is for anyone affected by liposarcoma – patients, family and friends, and healthcare professionals looking to educate patients and carers about the disease.
This booklet explains what liposarcoma is, how it is diagnosed and the treatment options available. It also has information on where you can go for support. It is your personal guide with space available to keep all your diagnosis information and the details of your next hospital appointments.
Liposarcoma develops from the fat cells found all over the body. It can occur anywhere throughout the body but most commonly on the torso, limbs and in the retroperitoneum (the area in the back of the tummy). There are four main types of liposarcoma: well-differentiated, dedifferentiated, myxoid/round-cell liposarcoma, and pleomorphic liposarcoma.
Liposarcoma occurs mainly in adults and is very rare in people under the age of 30. It is the third most common subtype of sarcoma, with over 4,500 new cases respectively from 2013 to 2017.