NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Version 1.2014
The third list of treatment options is for widespread
sarcoma. Treatment options depend on if the
cancer is or isn’t causing symptoms. If you have no
symptoms, observation is an option. Observation
is a period of regular testing for cancer growth so
treatment can be started if needed.
If you do have symptoms, you can receive palliative
care. Palliative care is also called supportive care.
Palliative care does not try to cure the cancer. It aims
to relieve your discomfort. Chemotherapy, radiation
therapy, and surgery may reduce cancer symptoms
by stopping or reducing tumor growth. Ablation,
embolization, and SBRT may also reduce symptoms.
Sarcomas in limbs, outer trunk, head, or neck Recurrence treatment