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30

NCCN Guidelines for Patients

®

Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Version 1.2014

This chapter is about sarcomas within

the retroperitoneal, abdominal, or

pelvic spaces. It starts by listing what

is needed for treatment planning.

Treatment options are then presented

for when surgery can and can’t be

done.

Treatment planning

3

Sarcomas in the

inner trunk

30 Treatment planning

34 Treatment with surgery

36 Treatment without surgery

36 Review

Must haves

Multidisciplinary team

Medical history and physical exam

Imaging of chest, abdomen, and pelvis

Biopsy if you:

• Will have neoadjuvant treatment,

• May have two types of cancer, or

• Won’t be having surgery

Sometimes useful

Biopsy if you will have surgery

Genetic assessment