What are the considerations for surgical removal of secondary tumours in sarcoma?

Surgical removal of tumours that have spread to other sites in the body from the original tumour should be carried out only when the cancer has only spread to a single other site in the body.

Surgical removal of these secondary tumours with an intent to cure the disease should be strongly considered especially in cases whereby the patients cancer has only spread to the lungs, and the tumours in the lungs are suitable to be completely removed by surgery.

If surgery is to be performed, complete removal of all cancerous tissue that has recurred and all cancerous tissue that has spread to other sites in the body must be attempted. Otherwise, the outcome is very poor.