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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