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Treatment

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

Decisions about your treatment

Read about treatment by stage, and how your doctor plans the best treatment for you.

Surgery

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

Radiotherapy

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

Chemotherapy uses anti cancer (cytotoxic) drugs to destroy cancer cells. You might have it as part of your treatment for soft tissue sarcoma.

Targeted cancer drugs

Find out how targeted cancer drugs are used to treat soft tissue sarcoma. 

Follow up

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

Last reviewed: 
23 Mar 2018

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