Soft tissue sarcomas in cats are generally slow to metastasize. However, these tumors are locally invasive and will often recur if aggressive surgical resection is not performed. The best chance for tumor control is at the time of the first surgery. The metastatic rate or likelihood of tumor spread is low, but may be as high as 25% later in the course of the disease. The most common sites for disease spread include the lungs and regional lymph nodes. Surgery is often recommended if the disease is localized most aggressive approach would be surgical resection with follow-up radiation therapy. In patients with aggressive surgical removal with clean, tumor-free margins, the median disease free interval and survival times were greater than 16 months. If surgical margins are narrow or incomplete, there is a very high likelihood for tumor recurrence if additional follow-up therapy is not pursued. If follow-up radiation therapy is pursued then the disease free interval is 2-2 ½ years.
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