Surgical management of sarcomas

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Nearly all bone and soft tissue sarcomas will require surgical management. Early consultation with a surgeon who is experienced in sarcomas, before a biopsy is performed, will avoid potential errors that may complicate subsequent surgery. Advances in imaging, neoadjuvant therapies, and reconstructive techniques have improved the ability to adequately resect most bone and soft tissue sarcomas. The use of oncologic and functional outcomes assessment tools facilitates the development of improved treatments for sarcoma patients. Results from major centers reveal that most patients with a nonmetastatic bone or soft tissue sarcoma will survive 5 years after surgery combined with either chemotherapy or radiation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)451-470
Number of pages20
JournalHematology/Oncology Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2005

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