Treatment for soft tissue sarcoma

You might have surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy or a combination of treatments to treat soft tissue sarcoma. 

Preparing for treatment and life afterwards (prehabilitation)

There are things you can do to help you feel more in control of your physical and mental health when preparing for treatment. In the hospital, preparing for treatment is also called prehabilitation or prehab.

Treatment options for soft tissue sarcoma

The main treatments for soft tissue sarcoma include surgery and radiotherapy. You might also have chemotherapy as part of your treatment.

Surgery for soft tissue sarcoma

Surgery is one of the main treatments for soft tissue sarcoma. You might have it with other treatments. 

Radiotherapy for soft tissue sarcoma

Radiotherapy treats cancer by using high-energy x-rays to destroy cancer cells. 

Chemotherapy for soft tissue sarcoma

Chemotherapy uses anti cancer (cytotoxic) drugs to destroy cancer cells. You might have it as part of your treatment for soft tissue sarcoma.

Targeted cancer drugs for soft tissue sarcoma

You might have a targeted cancer drug for soft tissue sarcoma. Targeted cancer drugs change the way cells work and help the body to control the growth of cancer.

Follow up for soft tissue sarcoma

You will have regular follow up appointments after treatment for a soft tissue sarcoma.

Last reviewed: 
26 Apr 2021
Next review due: 
26 Apr 2024