You might have surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy or a combination of treatments to treat soft tissue sarcoma.
There are things you can do to help you feel more in control of your physical and mental health when preparing for treatment. In the hospital, preparing for treatment is also called prehabilitation or prehab.
The main treatments for soft tissue sarcoma include surgery and radiotherapy. You might also have chemotherapy as part of your treatment.
Surgery is one of the main treatments for soft tissue sarcoma. You might have it with other treatments.
Radiotherapy treats cancer by using high-energy x-rays to destroy cancer cells.
Chemotherapy uses anti cancer (cytotoxic) drugs to destroy cancer cells. You might have it as part of your treatment for soft tissue sarcoma.
You might have a targeted cancer drug for soft tissue sarcoma. Targeted cancer drugs change the way cells work and help the body to control the growth of cancer.
You will have regular follow up appointments after treatment for a soft tissue sarcoma.