Sarcoma Treatment Guidelines

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is a group of the leading cancer centers which are located in the United States. The NCCN provides a source of information to help patients and health professionals make informed decisions about cancer care.

The NCCN creates guidelines which outline the standards of care for different types of cancer. These guidelines provide treatment recommendations for healthcare providers to follow when treating a particular type of cancer. For those of you wanting to know precisely what the standards of care for sarcoma are and should be, then please review these guidelines for yourself. These guidelines are not written in a patient friendly form. There are links below to online medical dictionaries to help you with words you may not be familiar with. Please discuss these guidelines with your doctor if you have questions about your care.

The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology for Sarcoma are available at:
http://www.nccn.org/professionals/physician_gls/f_guidelines.asp?button=I+Agree#site

Click to enter, agree to the license agreement, then click on Guidelines for Treatment of Cancer by site, then scroll down and click on Sarcoma.

Please note that Chondrosarcoma, Ewing’s sarcoma and Osteosarcoma are listed under Bone Cancers, and Uterine Sarcoma is listed under Uterine Cancers.

Online Medical Dictionary
http://www.mondofacto.com/dictionary/medical.html

Medline Medical Encyclopedia
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/encyclopedia.html

Medical and pharmaceutical abbreviations
http://www.pharma-lexicon.com