Facts for my GP

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.

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