The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions.

I have an appointment with the Sarcoma team, does that mean I have a sarcoma?

No. You will have been referred to us because you have a lump that fulfils the criteria to be assessed by the team. We see approximately 700 new patients a year, and less than 10% will have sarcoma.

If I don’t have a sarcoma, why do I need to be seen by the team?

Many referrals to our service are because there is a lump that is large, or has features that would make it difficult to have it removed by someone not specialised in treating these. We can also make recommendations to your local hospital or GP should we feel that your treatment could be done there.

I have just been diagnosed with sarcoma. Where can I find out more information about sarcoma? 

The National Sarcoma Support Group provide excellent additional information.

I have a lipoma. Is that a type of sarcoma?

No. There are over 100 types of sarcoma. A lipoma is not a sarcoma. Lipoma is a benign tumour of fat cells. These can vary in size from as small as a pea to the size of a rugby ball!

There is a lot of information available on Sarcoma. Is there anyone who can help me?

The sarcoma clinical nurse specialists will be able to help you. They will happily co-ordinate your entire clinic appointments, answer any questions that you may have, and provide you with as much support as you need during your treatment. Please ring 0113 2068966 for advice