After treatment for this form of cancer, you will have regular follow-up appointments for several years.

You should receive a follow-up schedule from your sarcoma clinical nurse specialist.

The usual practice will include:

  • a chance to discuss symptoms
  • an examination to look for any signs of the sarcoma returning. This may include an MRI or ultrasound if required after examination
  • a chest x-ray to rule out any secondary cancers occurring in the lungs

It is a good idea to check for recurrences yourself through self-examination: your doctor or sarcoma clinical nurse specialist can tell you what to look for.

This can be a frightening and stressful time. It's important to seek out emotional and practical support.