Information and support for patients

This website is a guide for doctors, to help ensure that a patient is seen quickly if the doctor thinks he or she may have cancer.

If you are worried that you might have a sarcoma you should go and see your GP as soon as possible. Your GP will then decide whether you should be sent to see a doctor who specialises in sarcomas.

If you or someone close to you is affected by sarcoma you might find useful information on the websites in our links section.

Sarcoma UK has a support line for patients, details of which can be found here.

If you are being treated at one of the sarcoma centres within London you may also find it useful to contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) at your Trust:

  • Royal Marsden PALS: 0800 783 7176 or
  • Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital PALS: 020 8909 5439 or
  • University College London Hospital PALS: 020 3447 3042 or
  • If your concern relates to another trust please contact their PALS office directly, details of which should be found on the trust website.

    Patients are entitled to seek a second opinion. A list of specialist sarcoma centres can be found on the Sarcoma UK website. Second opinions between our services are conducted through multi-disciplinary discussion.