Bone cancer begins as a malignant tumor, which destroys normal bone tissue. Surgery is the most common treatment for bone cancer.
- With modern bone cancer surgical techniques, 9 out of 10 people who have bone cancer in an arm or leg may not need amputation.
- People with bone cancer are encouraged to enroll in clinical trials (research studies) that explore new treatments.
Following are trusted resources for more information about bone cancer.
National Cancer Institute on Bone Cancer
International Society of Bone & Soft Tissue Pathology
Medline Plus Bone Cancer
If you or a loved one is diagnosed with bone cancer, the physicians and staff at Shaw Regional Cancer Center are your best resources for personalized discussions and treatment plans. For a consultation, call us at (970) 569-7429.