Your treatment plan will depend on the size, location, and diagnosis of your tumor, as well as your health and preferences.
Our physicians offer a wide array of surgical options with the goal of providing you the best care available for your condition, including:
- Limb preservation surgery
- Musculoskeletal tumor surgery
- Hip replacement
- Distal femoral replacement, total femur replacement, proximal femoral replacement, total humerus replacement
- Knee replacement
- Knee fusions
- Shoulder replacement
- Elbow replacement
- Minimally invasive treatment of benign bone tumors
- Arthroscopic surgery of benign intra-articular tumors
- Minimally invasive stabilization of impending fractures
- Hemipelvectomy, internal and external
- Complete pathologic fractures
- Chest wall resections for benign and malignant tumors
- Treatment of pathologic fractures
Radiation oncology doctors use radiation treatments, also referred to as radiation therapy, to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. The radiation energy, which is delivered by a machine outside your body, injures or destroys cells in the target tissue, making it impossible for these cells to continue to grow and divide.
Your physician may choose chemotherapy as a part of your individualized treatment plan. Chemotherapy drugs work to kill tumor cells and can be taken orally in pill form or intravenously. The type of chemotherapy that is used is dependent on the type of cancer.
Chemotherapy can cause many side effects, including nausea, vomiting, and hair loss. These side effects can vary depending on the type and dose of drugs that are used. Other medications may be prescribed to help alleviate these symptoms.
Tests can be performed on your tumor cells to determine whether and what kind of chemotherapy would be helpful for you.