DSRCT has few early warning signs. The cancer affects people who are otherwise healthy. The tumor can grow to a large size and coat the inside surface of the abdomen before a person notices it.
The main symptom of DSRCT is a solid mass in the abdomen. Other symptoms include:
- Belly cramps
- Continued belly pain
- Unexplained weight loss
- A painful lump in the belly button
DSRCT almost always begins in the abdomen. In more than 40 percent of patients, it can spread to the liver, lymph nodes, lungs, bones and other parts of the body.