Bone cancers are often discovered when a patient notices an abnormal lump under the skin. Often times a physician will find a lump when reading an X-ray. Orthopaedic surgeons at The Nebraska Medical Center collaborate with pathologists, radiation oncologists and medical oncologists to provide a comprehensive treatment plan for soft tissue cancer, bone cancer and sarcoma. Patients may have the opportunity to participate in bone cancer clinical trials as part of their treatment.
Either a needle biopsy or outpatient biopsy is needed to diagnosis the growth. Treatment for benign bone tumors, malignant bone tumors, soft tissue tumors and sarcomas such as Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma are discussed in the weekly tumor board which meets at The Nebraska Medical Center. Treatment for bone cancers may include:
- Limb Salvage Surgery
- Bone graphs
- Custom prosthetic implants
- National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
- National Cancer Institute (NCI) Designation
- Accreditation of Radiation Oncology by American College of Radiology (ACR)
- American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
- Magnet Status awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
- Oncology Certified Nurses
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers
Make an appointment with a bone cancer specialist by calling 800-922-0000. For clinic location and hours use the Find a Physician link.