NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Version 1.2014
A molecule within a chemical pathway that starts cell growth.
The area of the body between the hipbones.
A review of the body by a health expert for signs of disease.
An expert in helping people move better.
A test that uses x-rays to make a picture of the insides of the
A doctor who’s an expert in operations to improve function
positron emission tomography (PET)
A test that uses radioactive material to see the shape and
function of body parts.
The main treatment used to rid the body of cancer.
The first mass of cancer cells in the body.
The expected pattern and outcome of a disease based on
The growth or spread of cancer after being tested or treated.
A doctor who’s an expert in radiation treatment.
The use of radiation to treat cancer.
A doctor who’s an expert in imaging tests.
The space in front of the spine in the lower trunk.
Cancer that starts in bones or soft tissue of the body.
A drug that helps a person to relax or go to sleep.
An unhealthy or unpleasant physical or emotional response
The steps needed to prepare for treatment with radiation.
An expert in meeting social and emotional needs.
soft tissue sarcoma
Cancer that starts in tissue that supports, connects, and
surrounds parts of your body.
stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)
Treatment with radiation that is delivered with precise, high-
succinate dehydrogenase (SDH)
A protein within cells.
Treatment for symptoms of a disease. Also called palliative
An operation to remove or repair a part of the body.
The normal-looking tissue around the edge of a tumor that is
removed during surgery.
Treatment with drugs that target a specific or unique feature
of cancer cells.
A doctor who’s an expert in operations within the chest.
Three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy
Treatment with radiation that uses beams matched to the
shape of the tumor.
An abnormal change in cells that causes Li-Fraumeni
A test that uses sound waves to take pictures of the insides
of the body.