Bone cancers are often discovered by a patient finding a lump or by a physician viewing an unidentified mass on an X-ray. At The Nebraska Medical Center, a multidisciplinary team of physicians work together to provide the best possible outcome for every patient. Orthopaedic surgeons collaborate with pathologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists to provide a comprehensive treatment plan for soft tissue cancer, bone cancer and sarcoma.
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 may include:
- Limb Salvage Surgery
- Bone Graphs
- Custom Prosthetic Implants
SEAN V. MCGARRY, MD specializes in musculoskeletal oncology. Following residency, he completed an orthopaedic oncology fellowship at the University of Florida – Shands Hospital where he researched the role of stem cells in bone and soft tissue cancer.