What is included in the long-term follow-up care of soft-tissue tumors?

Updated: Dec 03, 2018
  • Author: Vinod B Shidham, MD, FRCPath; Chief Editor: Omohodion (Odion) Binitie, MD  more...
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General follow-up care includes surveillance studies to evaluate local recurrence and distant metastasis of malignant and intermediate tumors. The precise interval between and the duration of various follow-up studies are not well defined. In general, vigorous surveillance continues for 3-5 years after treatment. Benign tumors generally do not require such surveillance. [50]


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