Soft tissue sarcoma treatment near Weston Creek

A person with a suspected sarcoma should:
- have their care overseen by a specialist who is a member of a multidisciplinary cancer care team
- be referred within two weeks and before biopsy.

There are a number of recommended hospitals for sarcoma surgery. Ideally, people with sarcoma should be referred to a specialist at one of these hospitals.

NOTE: The information on this page relates to soft tissue sarcoma. For information on bone cancer/osteosarcoma click here.

Who to see

Please note the nearest cancer specialist for soft tissue sarcoma may be over 100 kms from Weston Creek ACT. Support may be available for transport and accommodation.

The diagnosis and treatment of sarcoma involves a team of specialists.  

Initial referral should be to a surgeon with experience in treating sarcoma.

Where to have treatment

Please note the nearest cancer services for soft tissue sarcoma may be over 100 kms from Weston Creek ACT. Support may be available for transport and accommodation.

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

Recommended hospitals for soft tissue sarcoma treatment

Hospitals that have a specialist sarcoma centre are listed below. Find out why these hospitals are recommended. Results are ordered by distance from Weston Creek ACT.

Other treatment centres

Results are ordered by distance from Weston Creek ACT.

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 to children and young people with cancer.

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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