All patients who are diagnosed with sarcoma and undergo treatment will be followed up by the YRSTSS regularly.
There is a risk that soft tissue Sarcomas can spread to other parts of your body. The main area where this could occur is in your lungs, so part of your follow up includes regular chest x-rays. The doctor will also examine the area that has been treated at each appointment. It is important that you tell your consultant or specialist nurse if you see or feel any changes in the treated area such as a swelling or a lump. You can also contact them if you have any other concerns or worries in between appointments.
We also provide psychological support and access to various support services. Follow-up ranges from 6 months to 10 years for aggressive malignant sarcomas.
We are also heavily involved in research and actively encourage participation. You may be asked to participate by your clinician.