Strike action between Monday 2 October to Thursday 5 October 2023

Consultants and junior doctors at The Christie will both strike between 7am on Monday 2 October to 7am on Thursday 5 October 2023. Both consultants and junior doctors will still provide emergency care during their strikes.

We are proactively contacting patients with appointments that may be affected by this strike. If you have an appointment at the Trust on any of these dates, please continue to come to The Christie and our other centres as planned unless we contact you to tell you otherwise. There may be longer waits than usual in clinics during this time.

Please do not call to check if your appointment is still going ahead.

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Treatments for sarcoma patients

When you are referred to the sarcoma service at The Christie, the sarcoma multidisciplinary team (MDT) will assess you and decide what treatment plan is the best for your sarcoma. Depending on the type of sarcoma and/or the stage and your fitness, the doctors may discuss the following treatments:

  • Surgery
  • Radiotherapy – before or after an operation or as a standalone treatment
  • Systemic anti-cancer treatments (SACT) – this may include chemotherapy or other types of SACT
  • Less commonly ablative therapy – radiofrequency ablation (RFA), electro-chemotherapy treatment (ECT)
  • Surveillance – clinical examination and scans on a regular basis

Most commonly, sarcomas will require a combination of the above treatments.

You can find out more about sarcomas and the treatments available at The Christie in our patient booklets.

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Last updated: February 2023