Sarcomas are rare cancers that develop in the supporting or connective tissues of the body such as bone, cartilage, nerves, blood vessels and fat etc.
There are around 70 different sub-types of sarcoma.
GIST (gastrointestinal stromal tumour) is a type of soft tissue sarcoma found in the stomach and intestines.
For more information about sarcoma, please go to www.sarcoma.org.uk
We particularly recommend Understanding Sarcoma: a new patient’s guide which, along with other useful material, can be ordered at Order Sarcoma UK materials.
For more information about GIST, please go to https://www.gistcancer.org.uk