Living with soft tissue sarcoma
Once your treatment is over, your doctor will want to see you for regular check-ups. This is called follow-up. At first you will have to go for these check-ups quite often but over time you will have to go less and less. The follow-up will continue for at least 5 years. At the check-up, you might have tests like a physical exam and X-rays, especially chest X-rays.
If you are between check-ups or you have a symptom or problem that worries you, let your doctor know without delay. For example, a lump or swelling at your wound site after surgery.
There are many cancer support centres and voluntary groups around the country. If you feel they could help you and your family, call the National Cancer Helpline on 1800 200 700. The Helpline nurses can give you more information on counselling or support groups in your area.
We can also help you cope with the emotional effects of a cancer diagnosis.
Call our National Cancer Helpline
Freephone 1800 200 700 to talk to a specialist cancer nurse
It's open Monday-Thursday from 9am to 7pm and Friday from 9am to 5pm