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Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and MD Anderson

Bone and Joint Cancer

At Ellis Fischel Cancer Center we work closely with the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute in diagnosing and treating cancers in the bone and joint. To diagnose and treat the various types of bone and joint cancer, we work together as a team. By using a multidisciplinary approach we can offer surgical and non-surgical options in the treatment of tumors in limbs, spine or the pelvis. This ensures that patients receive state-of-the-art care for the treatment of bone and joint tumors.

The team uses a multidisciplinary approach to manage all types of musculoskeletal abnormalities for both adults and children. Musculoskeletal oncology is a subspecialty of orthopaedics in which specialists diagnose and treat tumors within the soft-tissue and bone that are benign (non-cancerous) and malignant (cancerous), primary (original lesion) and metastatic (lesions that have spread).

MU Health Care’s team has created a musculoskeletal tumor conference to assist with the treatment of all oncology patients. During this conference, physicians in different specialties discuss and review diagnostic, histologic, radiographic and clinical studies to determine the best individualized treatment for each patient. Treatment options vary depending on tumor type and could include limb-sparing complex reconstructive techniques, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, interventional procedures or other targeted therapies. Each patient is cared for by a multidisciplinary team which could include medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists, surgical oncologists, vascular surgeons and plastic surgeons to assist with the individualized treatment plan.

Comprehensive treatment is available for:

Benign bone tumors

  • Chondroblastoma
  • Enchondroma
  • Fibrous dysplasia
  • Osteochondroma
  • Osteoblastoma
  • Giant cell tumor of bone
  • Bone cyst

Benign soft tissue tumors

  • Lipoma
  • Fibroma
  • Benign fibrous histiocytoma
  • Schwannoma
  • Hemangioma
  • Myxoma
  • Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS)
  • Ganglion

Malignant bone tumors

  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Ewing’s sarcoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Adamantinoma
  • Chordoma
  • Metastatic cancers that start elsewhere in the body and spread to the bone or soft tissue Lymphoma of bone
  • Myeloma

Malignant soft tissue tumors

  • Myxofibrosarcoma
  • Liposarcoma
  • Synovial sarcoma
  • Fibrosarcoma
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Angiosarcoma
  • Epithelioid sarcoma
  • Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors

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