North Trent Regional Sarcoma Unit

Soft tissue sarcomas are malignant tumours which may develop anywhere in the body from the body’s structural (or connective) tissues such as muscle, bone, cartilage, fibrous tissues and fatty tissue. 

These tumours are very rare, with only 3000 cases per year throughout the UK. Because of their rarity, to ensure that patients get expert treatment, the care of these tumours is dealt with by regional specialist centres of which Sheffield is one of 15 in the UK.

The Unit sees referrals of any patient from across North Trent (Sheffield, Barnsley, Chesterfield, Doncaster, Bassetlaw, Rotherham) with a swelling which is already known to be or suspected to be a sarcoma.

Patients are seen in a dedicated clinic by a team of clinicians who have access to imaging investigations such as MRI scans, Ultrasound, PET and CT scans.

All patients diagnosed with sarcoma are supported by our team of 3 specialist nurses, who coordinate care, provide psychological support, information and advice. A patient group is also available locally to help provide support.

Young patients have access to a purpose built Teenage Cancer Unit.

The Sheffield Sarcoma Support Group meets the first Friday of the month and can be contacted via:  or via the sarcoma specialist nurses.

The National Sarcoma Support Group, Sarcoma UK can be contacted via: 

Referral address

New Appointments Office, Room C56
Outpatient Block,
Royal Hallamshire Hospital,
Glossop Road,






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