Bone and soft tissue cancers develop in the bones, muscles, connective tissues, and other soft tissues of the body. The term encompasses many different types of cancers, including soft tissue sarcomas, primary bone cancers (cancers that originate in the bones), and secondary or metastatic bone cancers (cancers that started in another part of the body and spread to the bones).
At SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital, skilled SLUCare orthopedic oncologists diagnose and treat primary benign and malignant tumors of the bone and soft tissues. Using advanced techniques for joint replacement and reconstruction, our highly specialized team can help you fight the disease while preserving your ability to work and play. If you've been diagnosed with bone or soft tissue cancer and would like a second opinion, schedule an appoint with us today to learn how we would approach your care.
Conditions We Treat
Our orthopedic oncology specialists treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Benign bone tumors and lesions
- Primary bone cancer (bone sarcomas)
- Soft tissue sarcomas
- Metastatic bone disease
Treating Bone and Soft Tissue Cancer
We use a multidisciplinary team approach to your care that includes surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists. Together, this group of specialists will design a treatment plan to most effectively treat your specific type of cancer.
Bone and soft tissue cancers are often treated with a combination of therapies, including chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery.
When surgery is necessary, we offer the latest skeletal and joint reconstruction procedures for bone tumors that allow our doctors to save the limbs of the majority of our patients. Our surgical treatments for soft tissue tumors aim to restore our patients to health and maximum function as quickly as possible.
If you've been diagnosed with bone or soft tissue cancer, you probably have a lot of questions about what's ahead. Our highly-specialized team is here to support you every step us away. Call us today at 314-256-3850 to schedule an appointment.