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Mr Ashford on Sarcoma
As a specialist sarcoma surgeon and lead clinician for the East Midlands Sarcoma Service, Mr Ashford sees and treats patients from all over the East Midlands.
“Sarcomas are rare cancers that develop in the connective tissues of the body (including muscle, bone, nerves, cartilage, blood vessels and fat.) Most sarcomas affect the limbs, most frequently the leg. There are around 70 different sub-types of sarcoma.
Around 3200 new cases of sarcoma are diagnosed each year in the UK. All patients with sarcoma should be treated in one of the 15 UK specialist sarcoma units. I see and treat patients with sarcoma at Spire Leicester Hospital, with their clinical management discussed at the East Midlands Sarcoma Multi-Disciplinary Team meetings.”