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Surgical Management of Soft Tissue Sarcoma in the Geriatric Population

  • Charlotte E. Ariyan
  • Murray F. Brennan
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Abstract

The management of soft tissue sarcomas in the elderly ­population requires a multidisciplinary approach. These rare tumors have a wide range of growth patterns and metastatic potential, much of which can be discerned by the pathologic subtype. Increasing age alone has repeatedly been demonstrated to have a negative impact on death from this disease. While surgery continues to be the primary treatment for ­sarcomas, radiation and chemotherapy have selective utility. The benefits of an aggressive approach must be weighed against the morbidity of treatment, particularly in the ­geriatric population.

Keywords

Soft Tissue Sarcoma Familial Adenomatous Polyposis Intensity Modulate Radiation Therapy Negative Margin Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA

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