What is included in long-term monitoring of postradiation sarcoma (PRS)?

Updated: Jul 01, 2020
  • Author: Nagarjun Rao, MD, FRCPath; Chief Editor: Omohodion (Odion) Binitie, MD  more...
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Radiotherapy is delivered in the ambulatory setting. Follow-up of patients who have received definitive treatment for PRS is individualized according to the site of disease. Generally, follow-up should include a posttreatment imaging study to provide a baseline against which subsequent studies may be evaluated.

Subsequent follow-up should include a thorough history and physical examination, with laboratory tests and chest radiographs and other imaging performed regularly for the first 2 years. Assessments may be spaced further apart after the second year to the fifth year following definitive treatment. Annual assessments may be performed thereafter.


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