Health Days 2021

Sarcoma Awareness Month

​​Overview: 

Bone cancer (sarcoma) is a type of cancer that begins in bone or in the soft tissues of the body, including cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels, fibrous tissue, or other connective or supportive tissue.

What are the early warning signs of sarcoma?
  • Swelling under the skin
  • Bone or joint pain
  • Bones that get broken unexpectedly without an injury 
  • Abdominal pain
  • Weight loss
  • Fever and fatigue
  • Anemia
Facts
  • There are more than 70 types of sarcoma. Treatment for sarcoma varies depending on sarcoma type, location and other factors.
  • Sarcoma affects teenagers and young adults; however, it can also happen in young children and adults.
Official date:
  • Globally: 1-31 July 2021
  • Locally: 21 Dhul-Qi’dah - 21 Dhul-Hijjah 1442H

Theme:
«Go Yellow Anywhere for Sarcoma Awareness»  


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