What are the possible complications of soft-tissue tumors following therapy?

Updated: Dec 03, 2018
  • Author: Vinod B Shidham, MD, FRCPath; Chief Editor: Omohodion (Odion) Binitie, MD  more...
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Complications that may occur after completion of therapy include the following:

  • Related to the tumor - Local recurrence, distant metastasis
  • Related to chemotherapy and radiation therapy - Infection (from immunosuppression), postirradiation sarcoma (usually ≥10 years after radiation therapy)

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