Overview of Bone Cancer
Bone cancer occurs when cells in the bone grow whether they need to or not. There are two types of bone cancer: primary, which is cancer that starts in the bone, and secondary, which is when the cancer spreads from the bone to other areas of the body.
Bone Cancer Treatment
Tumors of the bone and soft tissue are rare. Orthopedic oncology surgeons on the medical staff have the expertise and experience necessary to care for these uncommon tumors. To decide the best course of treatment, your Baylor Scott & White team will work together with you and answer any questions before, during and after treatment.
Your treatment plan will be determined by your care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of bone cancer, and personal preferences. Options may include:
Specialized Centers for Bone Cancer Care
The Complex Joint and Musculoskeletal Tumor Program at Baylor University Medical Center and
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal disease, including bone and soft tissue cancer.
Baylor Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center – Temple, located in Temple, Texas, offers an integrated care team that specializes in the treatment of many different tumors of bone and soft tissue.