Very little can prepare you for the impact of a cancer diagnosis. The London Sarcoma Support Group is a place to feel supported and know you are not alone.
The London Sarcoma Support Group aims to offer people affected by sarcoma, as patient, carer, family or friend, the chance to meet with other people with similar experiences for personal and emotional peer support.
Since sarcoma is a rare cancer, it may be difficult to meet others that are in a similar situation. The support group aims to provide a friendly and safe environment to prevent feelings of isolation. Irrespective of where you live or which hospital you attend, you are most welcome to come join us at any of our meetings. Please see the upcoming meetings we have planned.
What to know
There are three main types of sarcoma: soft tissue sarcoma, bone sarcoma and gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST).
There are around 100 different sub-types of sarcoma
15 people are diagnosed with sarcoma every day in the UK
About 5,300 new cases of sarcoma are diagnosed each year in the UK, which makes up approximately 1.4% of all cancer diagnoses
Soft tissue sarcomas are the most common type of sarcoma, around 88% of sarcomas are a type of soft tissue sarcoma.
611 people are diagnosed with a bone sarcoma every year
According to a YouGov poll conducted in April 2020, 75% of people in the UK do not know or are not sure what a sarcoma is. We do.
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)
In Scotland, 350 new cases of sarcoma are diagnosed each year (200 soft tissue, 100 bone sarcoma and 50 GIST)
The above facts and figures are found onSarcoma UK website which is an excellent and reliable source of information for sarcoma.
London Sarcoma Support would like to thank
Sarcoma UK & Macmillan for their generous support