Sarcoma is not part of the medical school curriculum.
But if medical students don’t learn about sarcoma, they may struggle to diagnose it. This knowledge gap not only affects patients but also discourages future medical professionals from specialising in this area.
Our goal is straightforward: raise awareness and empower the next generation of medical professionals, which is why we’re launching this animation aimed squarely at medical students and healthcare professionals as they begin their careers.
Sarcoma is a rare and complex cancer, and we know that GPs and other healthcare professionals can struggle to recognise both the symptoms and the consequences. This can often result in misdiagnoses. Symptoms such as a lump, pain, swelling, fatigue, and weight loss are vague, and often confused with other common health issues, which can cause people with sarcoma unnecessary suffering and repeated visits to doctors before they get a diagnosis.
We firmly believe that education and research can drive positive change in sarcoma diagnosis, treatment, and overall awareness. We want to reach out to medical students and junior doctors and encourage them to watch our new animation video. By doing this, we aim to give them the knowledge needed to identify sarcoma’s symptoms, which we hope in turn will lead to quicker and more accurate diagnoses.
The next generation of GPs and healthcare professionals are people you can reach. Help us by sharing this video in your networks. Together, we can bridge the knowledge gap and transform outcomes for people with sarcoma.
Watch the video below.