Some of the things I will be telling my GP to go with the On The Ball pack:
- Sarcoma UK are worried that recognition of sarcoma is not as good as it could be. This is because sarcoma is so rare (less than 1% of all cancers in England) and sometimes quite difficult to diagnose. Unfortunately the survival rate is only 55% and the aim is to dramatically increase that.
- A recent report from Cancer52 on National Cancer Intelligence Network data shows that the survival rate for soft tissue sarcoma is 98% if the GP refers a patient within a month.
- Statistically speaking, a GP is not likely to see more than one patient with sarcoma in their career lifetime making diagnosis that much more difficult.