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:
- 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.