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:
When you enter the site, you must accept the license agreement, then select “Guidelines for Treatment of Cancer by Site”, then scroll down and select on “Sarcoma”. Please note that Chondrosarcoma, Ewing’s sarcoma and Osteosarcoma are listed under Bone Cancers, and Uterine Sarcoma is listed under Uterine Cancers.
The NCCN now has patient-friendly version of the soft tissue sarcoma guidelines. You can review them at https://www.nccn.org/patients/guidelines/sarcoma/files/assets/basic-html/page-1.html
Other Related Resources:
Online Medical Dictionary
Medline Medical Encyclopedia