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Sarcoma Awareness Month

July is ‘Sarcoma Awareness Month’.  Sarcomas are rare cancers that can arise in bone, cartilage or soft tissues.

Sarcomas can present in a number of different ways, including:

  •       Pain and tenderness in an area
  •       Feeling a lump or swelling (in bone or soft tissue)
  •       Pain that is not helped by painkillers, or pain that gets worse at night
  •       An unexplained limp or problems with mobility
  •       Having a pathological bone fracture (caused without any trauma, or with minimal trauma, and is due to  weakness of the bony structure by the cancer)
  •       Feeling lethargic and experiencing unexplained weight loss

For more specific information about sarcomas visit:

Orthopaedics SA: Oncology Conditions and Treatments

www.bcrt.org.uk/awareness/sarcoma-awareness-month

www.sarcoma.org.au

 

To make a donation to the Australia and New Zealand Sarcoma Association:

www.sarcoma.org.au/donations

 

Dr Saleem Hussenbocus is an Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in Bone & Soft Tissue Tumour Surgery, Joint Replacement & Limb Salvage, Metastatic Bone Disease, and Trauma.  Dr Hussenbocus practices with Orthopaedics SA at Calvary Central Districts Hospital, Ashford Hospital, Parkside and Memorial Hospital.