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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

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Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Version 1.2014

Contents

Soft Tissue Sarcoma

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How to use this book

5 Part 1

Sarcoma basics

Describes sarcoma and its treatments.

13 Part 2

Sarcomas in limbs, outer

trunk, head, or neck

Presents a treatment guide for sarcomas in

arms, legs, trunk wall, head, or neck.

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Part 3

Sarcomas in the inner trunk

Presents a treatment guide for sarcomas

within inner spaces of the lower trunk.

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Part 4

Gastrointestinal stromal

tumors

Presents a treatment guide for sarcomas

of special cells in the gut.

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Part 5

Desmoid tumors

Presents a treatment guide for these

cancer-like tumors.

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Part 6

Making treatment decisions

Offers tips for choosing the best treatment.

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Glossary:

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Dictionary

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Acronyms

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Types of sarcoma

72

NCCN Panel Members

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NCCN Member Institutions

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Index