Musculoskeletal oncology involves the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant tumors, as well as other pathologically abnormal lesions of the musculoskeletal system.
Bone and soft tissue cancers are quite rare. They can form in the hands, arms, elbows, shoulders, scapula, feet, knees, thighs, hips, pelvis, or the sacrum. Sometimes reconstructive surgery is required for soft tissue cancers, or sarcomas. Here are a few of the conditions we frequently care for:
- Primary Bone Tumors
- Soft Tissue Sarcoma
- Benign Bone Tumors
- Benign Soft Tissue Tumors (including lipomas, desmoids, cysts, hemangiomas, vascular malformations)
- Metastatic Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors (including breast, prostate, kidney, lung, thyroid)
Successful treatment of cancer involves numerous medical disciplines, commonly known as a multidisciplinary approach to care. Whether a cancer case is straightforward or complex, our integrated team of surgical, medical and radiation oncologists work together to understand each patient’s unique diagnosis and to develop an effective treatment plan.
Learn more about our Bone Cancer and Soft Tissue Sarcoma Service at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center.