What is Sarcoma?

Sarcomas are rare cancers that develop in the muscle, bone, nerves, cartilage, tendons, blood vessels and the fatty and fibrous tissues

There are around 100 different sub-types of sarcoma

There are around 3,800 new cases of sarcoma diagnosed each year in the UK

There are 13,000 people living with sarcoma in the UK

Sarcomas make up 15% of all childhood cancers (0-14 years) and 11% of all cancer diagnoses in teenagers and young people (15-24 years)

Sarcomas make up 1% of all cancer diagnoses in the UK

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Come and join us at Wembley Stadium to cheer on our team in this year's Run to the Beat race!
The East Midlands Sarcoma Service invites you to its first ever conference on 24th November 2014.
Earlier this year, Sarcoma UK provided information to an All Wales Medicines Strategy Group’s consultation about the use of imatinib for GIST patients in Wales as an adjuvant treatment.
Come along and join Sarcoma UK, cheer on our cyclists for the Prudential Ride London to Surrey - This Sunday (10 August.)
Scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding the cause of a rare childhood muscle cancer, called Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS).