Surgery is one of the main treatments for soft tissue sarcomas. You might have it with other treatments. Knowing more about what type of surgery you are having, how your doctors prepare you for it and how you will feel afterwards can help you cope.
What you need to take in, what to expect and how to prepare to make it less stressful.
What happens before surgery, the people you will meet and the exercises you need to do.
On the day of the operation you have to stop eating for a period of time and get ready for surgery. Find out more about what happens and about having an anaesthetic.
Get more information on how you have limb sparing surgery for a soft tissue sarcoma.
Sometimes the only way to get rid of a sarcoma is to remove your limb or part of your limb. Understanding more about it and what to expect can help you cope.
Find out about plastic surgery for soft tissue sarcomas.
When sarcoma spreads to a different part of the body it is called a secondary cancer. Surgery is sometimes possible if it has spread to the lungs or the liver.
There are some types of specialist surgery for soft tisssue sarcomas that you might have.
How you'll feel and your recovery after your operation depends on where your soft tissue sarcoma is and the type of operation you have.