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Sandy Briden

Sandy Briden's Sarcoma Awareness Page

Raising funds for the sarcoma research unit for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity because this rare type of cancer needs further research

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The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

We fund life-saving research to help cancer patients everywhere.

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All money raised will go directly to the Royal Marsden Sarcoma Research Unit in London.

Sarcoma is a rare type of cancer. In August 2016 I was diagnosed with sarcoma and was given 5-6 weeks to live. I opted for palliative chemotherapy to extend my life so I could see my son marry and meet my new  granddaughter. By some miracle I am still here and have decided to spend what time I have left raising money for research into these rare cancers. 
1% of all cancers are sarcoma and there are about 80 different subtypes of sarcoma. This equates to around 2,800 newly diagnosed cases a year, in the UK alone. I have undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma (UPS) of the upper abdomen, one of the rarer types, less than 1% of the 1%. It is a complex sarcoma and little is understood about it. 
Although sarcomas are not one of the main types of cancer, sarcoma patients still need treating and more research is needed to understand this disease. I believe many sarcomas go undiagnosed, it is often the impact of lumps, bumps and swellings that cause damage as opposed to the tumours themselves. 

I am raising awareness and funds for sarcoma research in a number of ways. www.upsarcoma.com

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