Your team of doctors, called a multidisciplinary team (MDT), will care for and treat your child, and will ensure that all your child’s needs are considered while they have cancer treatment. The section called The treatment team has further  information about this.

Treatment for soft tissue sarcoma depends on:

  • the age of your child
  • the stage of the cancer
  • where in the body the cancer is
  • other factors.

Doctors will suggest treatments based on your child’s situation. Treatment may involve one or more of the following:

  • surgery
  • chemotherapy
  • radiation therapy
  • targeted therapy
  • other treatments
  • careful observation.



Most children with soft tissue sarcoma have surgery to remove all or part of the tumour.

See How is cancer treated – surgery for more detail about cancer surgery.