For a much more detailed guide, please read our liposarcoma information pack

Also known as:

  • Liposarcoma
  • Lipoma sarcomatodes

What is liposarcoma?

Liposarcomas are a type of sarcoma – a cancer that forms from the soft tissues that surround and support our organs. In liposarcoma, the cancer forms from the fatty tissues that are found throughout the body.

How rare is liposarcoma?

There are around 391 cases of liposarcoma each year in the UK. 

Why is RareCan interested in liposarcoma?

RareCan is working to accelerate research into liposarcoma, and all sarcomas, by making it easier for researchers to connect with people with these rare cancers. You can help us do this by becoming a RareCan member and sharing information with us about your diagnosis. We will then get in touch with you about any research opportunities that might be suitable for you.


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Sarcoma UK

Sarcoma UK

Sarcoma UK is a charity for those with bone and soft tissue sarcoma diagnoses including liposarcoma. They provide information on all types of sarcomas and have a patient support line to help assist with any queries and worries.