How is postradiation sarcoma (PRS) prevented?

Updated: Jul 01, 2020
  • Author: Nagarjun Rao, MD, FRCPath; Chief Editor: Omohodion (Odion) Binitie, MD  more...
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Lowering the dosage of radiation and/or adjuvant chemotherapy is the only preventive measure for PRS; however, such reductions may not be practicable. The discontinuance of radiation for benign bone and soft-tissue diseases has limited PRS to patients receiving radiation treatment for malignancies.


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