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What is the rate of recurrence for sarcoma?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
It depends.: There are a wide variety of different sarcomas. The most important pieces of information regarding recurrence rates are if the sarcoma is "low grade" or "high grade" (also known as well vs. Poorly differentiated). Also, you should find out the exact kind of sarcoma. For example, is this liposarcoma, or is this a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor? Check with your surgeon or oncologist.
Dr. Benjamin Kim
General Surgery 44 years experience
Depends : After surgery, sarcoma recurrence will depend upon the type, size, grade, location and the adequacy of the surgery. If tumor was left behind, it will recurr. In the extremities, radiation may allow a closer resection margin with comparable results to a more radical operation. Low grade tumors may recurr late- even over a decade.

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