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Getting diagnosed

You usually start by seeing your GP. They will examine you and might refer you for tests, or to see a specialist. 

Seeing your GP

Find out what happens when you see your GP and how to get the most out of your appointment.

Referral to a specialist

Your GP should arrange for you to have a test or to see a specialist if you have symptoms that could be due to soft tissue sarcoma. 

Screening

There is no national screening programme for soft tissue sarcoma in. Find out why this is. 

Tests to diagnose

Your doctor will examine you and might arrange tests to find out if you have soft tissue sarcoma. 

Tests to stage

The stage of a cancer tells you how big it is and whether it’s spread. Knowing the stage helps your doctor decide which treatment you need.

Last reviewed: 
15 Mar 2018

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