University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Bone Cancer Clinic

Bone tumors are rare. Bone tumors occur most often in children and adolescents and are less common in adults. The most common bone tumors include:

  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Ewing's sarcoma
  • Osteosarcoma

Experts at Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center understand bone cancer and work as a team to design the best treatment plan. A typical team is made up of surgical, medical, and radiation oncologists, as well as social workers and nurses. Treatment plans may include:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Surgery

Whiteboard Video: Limb salvage for bone sarcoma

Thirty years ago the treatment of bone sarcoma was essentially confined to amputation. Today, more than 95% of bone sarcoma cases involve limb salvage surgery. Orthopedic tumor surgeon Ben Miller, MD explains what makes limb salvage surgery possible in this video.

 
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Location and Contact

Cancer Clinic, Pomerantz Pavilion West Addition
Elevator M, Level 1
319-356-4200

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