Rehabilitation and quality-of-life issues in patients with extremity soft tissue sarcoma

Current Treatment Options in Oncology, Volume 5, Issue 6, 2004, Pages 477-488.

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Soft Tissue SarcomaLymphedemaParticipation RestrictionCancer RehabilitationManual Lymphatic Drainage

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Opinion statement  The current standard of care for soft tissue sarcoma (STS) is limb salvage surgery and adjuvant radiotherapy, with long-term survival rates of approximately 70%. However, the extensive surgical resection and subsequent reconstruction result in 50% of survivors living with chronic disability. Rehabilitation aims to opt...More

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