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World class sarcoma care in the West Midlands

Welcome to the Birmingham Sarcoma Service

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (ROH), University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) and Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (BWC) together run a world class sarcoma service, providing the very highest quality of care to patients with sarcoma. The three Trusts make up the Birmingham Sarcoma Service which provides specialist care for patients both regionally and nationally with all types and stages of soft tissue and bone sarcoma.

What is Sarcoma?

Find out more about Sarcoma

Plan a visit

What you may need and what to expect

Information for patients

Find out about what to expect as a patient of the BSS

Refer my patient

How to refer a patient

What is Sarcoma?

If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with sarcoma, you will likely have a lot of questions about what Sarcoma is, what happens next and what is happening right now. 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 sarcomas – can affect any part of the body; they develop in supporting or connective tissue such as the muscle, nerves, fatty tissue, and blood vessels. 
• bone sarcomas (also called primary bone cancer) affect about 670 people in the UK each year. Not all bone cancers will be sarcomas.

Within the Birmingham Sarcoma Service network of hospitals, we treat many different types of sarcomas. Depending on the type you or your loved one has, you may have different tests and treatments. You can find more information in the ‘Information for Patients’.

Information for patients

Find out about what to expect as a patient of the Birmingham Sarcoma Service…