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You might have surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy or a combination of treatments. Knowing more about these treatments can help you cope.

Decisions about your treatment

Find out about how your doctor decides which treatment you need, the types of treatment you might have and treatment by stage.


Surgery is one of the main treatments for soft tissue sarcomas. You might have it with other treatments. 


Radiotherapy treats cancer by using high-energy x-rays to destroy cancer cells. You might have it on it's own, or before or after surgery.  


Chemotherapy for soft tissue sarcoma usually uses a combination of anti-cancer drugs. Your doctor or specialist will make a decision on what treatment you will have.

Biological therapy

Biological therapies are drug treatments. Find out how they are used to treat soft tissue sarcomas.

Follow up

You will have regular follow up appointments after treatment for a soft tissue sarcoma. Find out about what to expect.

Last reviewed: 
19 Mar 2015

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