abdomen, but it can be found in other parts of the body. Because a liposarcoma may grow into surrounding tissues or organs, it is considered a malignant tumor.Liposarcoma is a tumor that arises from fat tissue. This tumor often occurs in the thigh, behind the knee, or in the
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