Sarcoma. Objectives. The learner will be able to: Identify the different types of sarcomas. Discuss symptom management issues associated with primary treatment modalities for sarcoma management. Sarcoma.
The learner will be able to:
Sarcoma is cancer of the bone, fat, cartilage, blood vessels, and connective or supportive tissues.
Osteosarcoma: About 5% of childhood tumors
Risk factors: Adolescent/young adult
Site is significant prognostic indicator:
Staging: Now uses American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging (TNM IIV)
Localized tumor treatment:
Metastatic disease treatment:
Disease-related: QOL changes, pain, distress, limited physical functioning
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