The church’s new charity is Sarcoma UK, but what does the charity do? It is a charity which carries out research to try and understand how these cancers develop and spread and how best to diagnose and treat them. People can survive sarcoma if their cancer is diagnosed early, when treatments can be effective and before the sarcoma has spread to other parts of the body.
What are sarcomas? Sarcomas are uncommon cancers that can affect any part of the body, on the inside or outside, including the muscle, bone, tendons, blood vessels and fatty tissues. 15 people are diagnosed with sarcoma every day in the UK. That’s about 5300 people a year.
What is the money raised used for? It funds scientists who investigate the causes of sarcoma and how best to treat it. One day they may well find a cure.
For those of you who were unable to make it, we had a very informative and moving talk by the Weston Park clinical nurse specialists and two gentlemen from the local support group.
The charity exists to raise awareness about sarcomas and to use research to find answers. Sarcomas are rare cancers that develop in muscles, bones, nerves, cartilage, tendons, blood vessels, fatty and fibrous tissues, the stomach and intestines. Approximately ten new cases are diagnosed every day in the UK, which makes up around 1% of all cancer diagnoses.