It's Sarcoma awareness month but what exactly is it? 15 people are diagnosed with this bone and soft tissue cancer every day in the UK. I speak to Jake Quickenden about his late brother's signs and symptoms.

Sarcoma is a bone and soft tissue cancer and I think what blew me away when learning about Sarcoma is that there are over 100 different types of the disease. The symptoms vary as it can effect so many different parts of the body but the main symptoms are

  • pain
  • swelling
  • a lump that is getting bigger

5300 people are diagnosed each year with sarcoma which equates to 15 people a day. 40% of those diagnosed are over 65 but 10% are under 30years old (soft tissue sarcoma) so it really can effect all ages.

Take a listen to Jake's story who's brother Oliver lost his life at just 19 years old. He had developed a swollen and painful knee which went undiagnosed for months when he was 16. Three years later the cancer had spread. Jake Quickenden uses his platforms brilliantly to spread awareness for Sarcoma.

For useful links, visit SarcomaUK, Macmillan and Cancer Research UK.

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