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:
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:
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.