Through cutting-edge technology and techniques, the musculoskeletal oncology program at UPMC Orthopaedic Care:
The UPMC Musculoskeletal Oncology program uses the latest methods to diagnose and treat cancerous and noncancerous bone and soft tissue tumors.
The right treatment starts with the right diagnosis. That's why we use advanced imaging technology to detect and confirm a diagnosis of bone cancer.
After a physical exam and review of your symptoms, your doctor may order one or more of the following diagnostic tests:
Once we confirm a diagnosis, we then develop a custom treatment plan for your bone cancer.
Bone cancer treatments may include:
There are several types of bone cancers, but all bone cancers fall into two categories:
Soft tissue tumors often present as a lump in the parts of the body that hold us together:
These tumors can range from harmless lipomas or simple fatty tumors to dangerous sarcomas (cancers).
Musculoskeletal oncology experts at UPMC Orthopaedic Care treat the following conditions:
The musculoskeletal oncology program at UPMC Orthopaedic Care has dedicated experts in the field of bone cancer treatment.
To promote the best outcomes possible, our three dedicated orthopaedic oncologists work with other UPMC experts in a team setting, including:
Our program also offers supporting services that span the entire field of orthopaedics and cancer care.
One of our greatest resources — UPMC Hillman Cancer Center — allows us to offer this integrated treatment and expertise.
Our team discusses all musculoskeletal tumor cases at our multidisciplinary meeting. In fact, UPMC is one of only 12 hospitals in the United States that has this kind of dedicated team.
And, with our open-door policy, we see all patients regardless of a referral from another physician.