Sarcomas in the elderly.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Though rare, osteosarcomas and soft tissue sarcomas do occur in the geriatric population. When possible, surgical excision is the treatment of choice, with radiation therapy and chemotherapy having largely an adjuvant role. Classic Kaposi's sarcoma is a chronically progressive and ultimately fatal disease of the elderly which can be managed effectively with both radiation therapy and chemotherapy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hertler, AA; Moore, JO

Published Date

  • November 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 781 - 801

PubMed ID

  • 3315168

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0749-0690


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States