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Treating sarcoma in young people

As a young person with sarcoma, the type of treatment you receive will depend on your individual situation.

Your doctors will take into account the type of sarcoma you have, your age, and where you are based.

All children and young people under the age of 19 should be treated at a Principal Treatment Centre.

People between the ages of 19-24 should be offered the choice between a Principal Treatment Centre and a hospital that has been approved to offer cancer care to young adults within its adult cancer care services. These are called Paediatric Oncology Shared Care Unit, but are often referred to as shared care centres or POSCUs.

You will be assigned a team of specialists, also known as your multidisciplinary team, who will look after you. Your care will usually be managed by a consultant oncologist, who will be in charge of your treatment. They will discuss your case with you and with each other, as well as talking you through your options so you are included in deciding what treatment is best for you.


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