What is Sarcoma?

Sarcomas are uncommon cancers that can affect any part of the body, on the inside or outside, including the muscle, bone, tendons, blood vessels and fatty tissues. There are around 100 different sub-types of sarcoma.

15 people are diagnosed with sarcoma every day in the UK – about 5,300 people a year.

Sarcomas commonly affect the arms, legs and trunk. They also appear in the stomach and intestines as well as behind the abdomen (retroperitoneal sarcomas) and the female reproductive system (gynaecological sarcomas).

  • Bone sarcomas affect about 611 people in the UK each year – 1 in 9 sarcoma diagnoses are bone sarcoma. Not all bone cancers will be sarcomas.
  • Soft tissue sarcomas  are the most common type of sarcoma, around 88% of sarcomas are a type of soft tissue sarcoma.

Treatment options at Nova

The type, stage and grade of sarcoma determines which treatment is most appropriate.

Surgery is the most common course of action for the treatment of sarcoma and may be delivered in combination with chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or both.

At Nova Healthcare, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality personalised care to each patient. You’re not alone and our specialist multidisciplinary team will support you every step of the way.

Find out more about the comprehensive and pioneering care we provide for sarcoma:

We offer a range of screening and diagnostic procedures at a time convenient to you, and also offer treatment for some of the most common types of cancer. We offer the support of multi-disciplinary teams who will be working together to ensure you get the care which is right for you.

At Nova, we offer high-quality cancer treatments delivered by our team of dedicated specialists.

Receiving care at Nova means you will have a dedicated team of experts with you every step of the way, looking after your physical and emotional wellbeing. Find out more about the care we provide at Nova and our values here.

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