Sarcoma - For Clinicians

Soft tissue sarcomas referral

All suspected soft tissue sarcomas should be referred to the BSS for investigation and management. This can be done via the two-week cancer wait system directly to the plastic surgical team at Southmead Hospital Bristol. Otherwise cases can be referred directly to the MDM for discussion.

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Soft-tissue sarcoma should be suspected if:

  • Any soft tissue mass >5cm diameter
  • Any deep, hard or fixed mass
  • Any enlarging or painful soft tissue mass

Bone sarcomas referral

Suspected primary bone tumours should be referred directly to the Oxford Bone Tumour Service at www.ouh.nhs.uk/oxfordsarcomaservice/referrals

If you are in doubt about how to proceed the cases can be discussed at the BSS MDM first if requested.