Sarcomunicándonos América Latina

As a global organization, it is one of our objectives to improve the lives of patients with sarcoma, no matter where they live. We want to reach out to sarcoma patients and caregivers in South and Central America and help provide access to up-to-date and country-specific information (in their own language) as well as foster an exchange among sarcoma patients. As part of this work, we started to a series of webinars called "Sarcomunicándonos América Latina". Those webinars will provide current and reliable information and will be held by real sarcoma experts from South and Central America.

About sarcomas

Sarcomas are generally poorly understood. They account for slightly more than 1% of all cancer incidence; thus, they are among the rarest, and often least considered, of all cancers. To complicate the challenge of understanding rarity is the fact that there are over 100 different sarcoma histologies; tumors can be found almost anywhere in or on the human body.

En general, los sarcomas son poco conocidos. Representan algo más del 1% de todos los cánceres, por lo que se encuentran entre los más raros y, a menudo, menos considerados. El hecho de que existan más de 100 histologías de sarcoma diferentes complica el reto de comprender su rareza; los tumores pueden encontrarse prácticamente en cualquier parte del cuerpo humano.

Em geral, os sarcomas são pouco compreendidos. Eles representam pouco mais de 1% de toda a incidência de câncer; portanto, estão entre os mais raros e, muitas vezes, menos considerados de todos os cânceres. Para complicar o desafio de entender a raridade, há o fato de que existem mais de 100 histologias diferentes de sarcoma; os tumores podem ser encontrados em praticamente qualquer parte do corpo humano.

Upcoming webinars

Join Us for "Yellow July": A Special Webinar for Sarcoma Patients in Latin America

July is Sarcoma Awareness Month, a time dedicated to shedding light on this rare but impactful group of cancers. We are excited to invite you to a special event, "Yellow July," designed specifically for sarcoma patients in Latin America. This informative and supportive webinar aims to connect patients, provide valuable insights, and foster a sense of community.

Date & Time: July 31, 2024, 6:30pm Brazilian time

Featured Speakers:

  • Experienced psychologists specializing in cancer care (Portuguese/Spanish)
  • Thereza, a courageous sarcoma survivor, who will share her personal journey

This webinar is a unique opportunity to gain expert advice, hear firsthand experiences, and connect with others who understand the sarcoma journey. Whether you are newly diagnosed, in treatment, or in remission, "Yellow July" provides a supportive space for learning and encouragement.

Please register here.

Don't miss out on this chance to empower yourself and others during Sarcoma Awareness Month. Register today and be part of "Yellow July."

 

Previous webinars

Encontrar o especialista certo para sarcomas
Encontrar el especialista adecuado para sarcomas

May 24, 2024

  • Dr. Bruna David, Brazil
  • Dr. Natalia Jimenez, Costa Rica

 

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O que é um Sarcoma? ¿Qué es un sarcoma?

March 22, 2024

  • Dr. Matías Chacón, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Dr. Fernando Campos, A.C., São Paulo, Brasil

 

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Thank you!

We would like to thank the SELNET consortium and it's network of sarcoma specialists for the ongoing support and help with the initiative "Sarcomunicándonos América Latina". 

Another great "thank you" goes out to the patients, patient advocates and caregivers of "Sarcomunicándonos América Latina" for their commitment, dedication and time to help others with sarcoma!