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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

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Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Version 1.2014

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Desmoid tumors

Treatment with surgery

Chart 5.1.2

lists care after treatment has ended.

You should receive rehabilitation if needed. This may

include occupational or physical therapy. Report any

new or worse symptoms to your doctors. A change

in symptoms may be a sign of tumor growth. You

should also start to have follow-up tests to check if

the tumor has returned. Tests include medical history,

physical exam, and imaging. These tests should be

done every 3 to 6 months for 2 to 3 years. If results

are normal during this time, these tests can be done

every year.

Chart 5.1.2 Care after treatment

Type of care

Schedule of care

• Rehabilitation

If needed

• Report any new or worse symptoms to your doctors

• Medical history, physical exam, and imaging

Every 3–6 months for 2–3 years

▫▫ If good results, then repeat every year