Sarcoma Awareness Month

Sarcoma Awareness Month is observed annually every July. Sarcomas are rare cancers that develop in the supporting tissues of the body. Supporting tissues include bone, cartilage, tendons, fat and muscle.

There are 2 main types of sarcoma:
• Soft tissue sarcoma
• Bone sarcoma (also called primary bone cancer).

Each year, about 4,300 people in England are diagnosed with a soft tissue sarcoma, and about 550 people are diagnosed with bone cancer in the UK.

Why sarcomas awareness month is important?

1. It is an opportunity to raise funds.
Sarcoma is known as the forgotten cancer, and it may be difficult for foundations to raise funds. A good way to celebrate this day is by donating to help a sarcoma foundation raise funds for vital research.

2. It is an opportunity to raise awareness.
Some people don’t know that sarcoma is a type of cancer and others may not even know it exists. So during July, many awareness meetings and events are held to share information about this disease.

3. It encourages check ups.
Visit your doctor for a check-up. This is the perfect month to do so.

For more information about sarcoma and how you can raise funds and awareness, please click here.

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