Sarcoma

Sarcoma

We are working to develop more detailed content about sarcomas.

In the meantime, you can use our General cancer information and the links on this page to find information and support.

Sarcoma is a rare cancer (less than 3% of all cancers) which can develop anywhere in the body. It is more common in children and young adults.

Sarcomas may be:

  • soft tissue sarcomas 
  • bone sarcomas.
People with sarcoma should have their care overseen by a multidisciplinary team (MDT). See Canrefer for a list of sarcoma MDTs in NSW.

Support when you have sarcoma

One of the main organisations that provides information and support for people with cancer is the Cancer Council. Their services include:

  • an Information and Support line, 13 11 20, which has specially trained staff available to offer support
  • a range of face-to-face, online and telephone support groups
  • a program called Cancer Connect where you can talk to someone who has experienced cancer
  • an online community for people with cancer and their families and friends.

Kick Sarcoma has information to help you understand sarcoma.

You can also talk to the cancer care coordinator or social worker where you are being seen. They can tell you what services and support groups are available locally. Your GP may also be able to provide information about this.

Checklists

Use our checklists to find helpful tips or questions to ask.

Where to get help

There are people you can talk to for more information or support.

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