Soft-tissue sarcomas are rare cancers that develop in the muscle, bone, nerves, cartilage, tendons, blood vessels and the fatty and fibrous tissues. The Sarcoma team in the South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust provides a service for the diagnosis and surgical treatment of soft-tissue sarcomas and other suspicious lumps. It forms part of a wider regional Sarcoma service, working alongside colleagues in the Belfast Health & Social Care Trust to provide a comprehensive service from assessment and diagnosis to treatment, rehabilitation and follow-up. Sarcoma Services within the Trust are provided in a range of inpatient, day care and outpatient environments in the following hospital sites:
- Ulster Hospital Dundonald
- The Royal Victoria Hospital
- Ards Community Hospital, Newtownards
- Craigavon Area Hospital
- Antrim Area Hospital
Each case is managed by a team of experts from a wide range of health care professions called a multidisciplinary team (MDT). Your MDT will include you keyworker or clinical nurse specialist, surgeon, radiologist, pathologist, oncologist, physiotherapy, clinical psychology.