Bone Cancer Treatments

We treat diseases that affect the bones and musculoskeletal system

Bone and musculoskeletal conditions

Cancerous and non-cancerous diseases can cause tumors or growths within the bones and musculoskeletal system. We treat many of these conditions, including:

  • Benign bone tumors
  • Joint lesions
  • Malignant bone tumors
  • Soft tissue sarcomas

Our orthopedic oncologists will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your condition, its stage, and your health needs.

Bone and musculoskeletal cancer treatments

We will customize a treatment plan based on the type of disease you have, your medical history, and preferences. Treatment options may include chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery.

In the past, amputation was the only available surgery to treat bone and musculoskeletal cancer. Today, we offer limb sparing surgery. This surgery allows the affected limb to function after treatment with the help of a prosthesis.

More than 90 percent of patients with osteosarcoma – bone cancer – in a limb are treated with limb sparing surgery. However, this surgery can be complex depending on the size and location of the tumor. People with advanced cancer or those at risk for recurrence may need amputation.

After surgery, you’ll need physical therapy to recover limb function with your new prosthesis. Learning to use your new limb – or adapting after losing one -- will take time. Many patients need a year or longer to complete physical therapy.

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