Expert Treatment for All Tumors of the Bone and Soft Tissue
Our musculoskeletal oncology specialists are experienced in the clinical assessment and treatment of bone cancers. We also diagnose and treat all benign bone tumors.
- Bone cancers – Several different bone cancers require clinical care from physicians and/or other health care specialists, including chondrosarcoma, Ewing’s sarcoma, myeloma bone disease/multiple myeloma and osteosarcoma.
- Bone tumors – There are several different benign bone tumors that require clinical care, including chondroblastoma, enchondroma, giant cell tumors and osteochondroma.
- Chondroblastoma – A rare kind of tumor that occurs most frequently in children and young adults, and more often in males, although it can happen to both men and women at any age.
- Chondrosarcoma – The second most common type of primary bone cancer, which develops most often in the cartilage cells of the arm, femur, knee, pelvis and spine, and sometimes other areas. It is more common among people over the age of 20, increasing in frequency with age.
- Enchondroma – The rarest type of hand tumor, which occurs most frequently in young people between the ages of 10 and 20, although it can occur at any age.
- Ewing’s sarcoma – A rare type of cancer that usually occurs in the bone or soft tissue of long bones such as the femur, tibia or upper arm, although it can occur in other areas and muscle tissues, and it can spread. It is rare in adults, but accounts for 1-2% of childhood cancers.
- Giant cell tumor – A giant cell tumor is actually a group of smaller, benign tumors, which become more aggressive together. These tumors occur most frequently in the legs and arms of young adults.
- Metastatic disease of the musculoskeletal system – A metastatic cancer is one that has traveled from where it started. Cancers may travel to or from the bones and to other places in the body such as the lungs and liver.
- Myeloma bone disease/multiple myeloma – A type of cancer that affects plasma cells, which are part of the immune system, causing the body to overproduce identical, abnormal cells that collect in bone marrow and outer bone layers.
- Osteochondroma – A common benign overgrowth of cartilage and bone near the growth plate that most often affects the long bones of the legs, pelvis or scapula of young people aged 10-30.
- Osteosarcoma – A bone cancer that develops in the bone’s outer covering, and more frequently in children, teens and young adults. Males are slightly more likely to develop this bone tumor.