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2. Referral Criteria


For optimal management, patients should be referred as soon as possible. Do not hesitate to contact BC Cancer for an opinion. It is much better to contact us before any surgery has been attempted. We are always happy to answer your questions and review cases with you.

Sarcomas should be considered in the differential diagnosis when patients present with the following symptoms and signs:
  • Any superficial mass which measures >5 cm
  • All deep-seated masses irrespective of size
  • Any painful mass
  • A mass that is increasing in size
  • Recurrence of a mass after excision
Children aged 17 years or less at presentation should be referred directly to BC Children’s hospital pediatric oncology service directly.

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