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People who have a strong family history of soft tissue sarcomas or who have had other cancers when they were young, might want to talk to a doctor about the benefits and disadvantages of genetic testing. The test results should always be explained by a genetic counselor or a specially trained doctor who can interpret the results and advise high-risk patients about the need for early cancer detection tests.
Families with a history of certain inherited conditions caused by defects in certain genes have an increased risk of soft tissue sarcomas. The changed (mutated) genes can be detected by genetic testing, so family members should discuss this option with their doctors. They should also see their doctor right away if they notice any lumps or growths. (The inherited conditions linked to soft tissue sarcoma are covered in Risk Factors for Soft Tissue Sarcomas)
No screening tests and exams are recommended for people who have no family history of sarcoma or other sarcoma risk factors. For these people, the best approach to early detection is to tell their health care provider about any unexplained lumps or growths or other symptoms that may be caused by a soft tissue sarcoma.