Sarcoma treatment near Sydney

A person with a suspected or confirmed sarcoma should:

  • have their care overseen by a specialist who is a member of a multidisciplinary cancer care team
  • attend their first specialist appointment within two weeks of being referred by the general practitioner (GP)
  • be referred to a specialist who works at one of the recommended specialist hospitals for the treatment of sarcoma.

All people with suspected osteosarcoma should be referred to a specialist from the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Lifehouse Sarcoma MDT.

Who to see

The diagnosis and treatment of sarcoma involves a team of specialists.  You should be initially referred to a  surgeon with experience in treating sarcoma.

A referral from a general practitioner (GP) is required for an appointment. 

Where to have treatment

Treatment for sarcoma may include surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Many people with a sarcoma have a combination of these treatments.

Recommended hospitals for sarcoma treatment

Recommended hospitals that have a specialist sarcoma centre are listed below. Find out why these hospitals are recommended. Results are ordered by distance from Sydney NSW.

Other treatment centres

Results are ordered by distance from Sydney NSW.

Find a cancer care team

All people with sarcoma in NSW should have their treatment overseen by a multidisciplinary cancer care team (MDT).

A multidisciplinary cancer care team is a group of health care professionals who work together to ensure that a patient receives the best care and outcomes. 

Children and youth services

There are services that provide specialised treatment and support for children (0-14 years).

Young people (15-25 years) with sarcoma should be referred to Royal Prince Alfred Youth Cancer Service.

Tests and timeframes

Cancer care pathways fact sheets have been developed by the Cancer Council to help identify recommended care at each stage of the pathway.

Initial tests may be arranged by the general practitioner (GP) and may include an x-ray.

Further tests may include:

  • Magnetic resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Bone scan
  • Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT)
  • Biopsy

  • Patients with suspected sarcoma should be referred to a specialist sarcoma multidisciplinary team within two weeks and before biopsy
  • all tests should be completed within two weeks of specialist referral
  • treatment should commence within three weeks of the decision to treat.

More information about the sarcoma cancer care pathway is available in these fact sheets:


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