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Bone cancer

Bone cancer, also called skeletal cancer, is a rare cancer that begins in the cells of your bones. You may need blood tests and imaging studies to diagnose these cancers. Your treatment may include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.

Bone cancer specialists in Greater Denver

If your skeletal system is compromised by cancer, you need fast, effective and compassionate care.

At HealthONE, our specialists have advanced training in effectively diagnosing and treating all types of bone cancers. We design a personalized treatment plan that fits your needs, supporting you and your family throughout it all.

Have cancer questions?

We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated, confidential helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7.

We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated, confidential helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7.

Types of bone cancer we treat

We treat all types of bone and soft tissue tumors, both benign and malignant, including:

  • Adamantinoma bone cancer
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Chordoma bone cancer
  • Ewing's sarcoma
  • Fibrosarcoma
  • Giant cell tumors
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Osteogenic sarcoma
  • Osteosarcoma

Bone cancer treatments and services we offer

We offer a wide range of care for bone cancers, working closely with other specialists as needed to ensure you get the most effective treatment plan.

Diagnosing bone cancer

Most bone cancers begin with a concern about a lesion. The lesion is often in an organ or tissue that has suffered damage through injury or disease, such as a wound, ulcer, abscess or tumor. If a lesion is suspected, our multidisciplinary team collaborates to determine whether a biopsy of the lesion is necessary. A biopsy will allow our doctors to find out if bone cancer is present.

If a biopsy is needed, you may have your biopsy administered at our facility, or you may be referred to an interventional radiologist. Most bone biopsies are minimally invasive and completed using a needle. On rare occasion, an open biopsy (surgery) is needed to make a diagnosis. Results from biopsies are typically ready within 48 hours.

Treatment options for bone cancer

We have a variety of bone cancer treatments available to you. Depending on the severity of your condition, these treatments may be used by themselves, or in conjunction with others.

The most common treatments for bone cancer include:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Surgery
    • Chondrosarcoma surgery
  • Targeted therapy

Pelvic stabilization

If you have experienced pelvic deterioration due to bone cancer and/or radiation therapy, we hope you can find strength and comfort in a breakthrough surgical technique known as pelvic stabilization.

Percutaneous pelvic stabilization is available at our Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center Institute for Limb Preservation location. This revolutionary surgery option offers a better quality of life if you have lost mobility or have pain as a result of diseased or irradiated bone.

Our interventional radiologists and orthopedic surgeons use a minimally invasive approach to treat bone cancer near the pelvic region. Often in combination with radiation therapy, your surgeon will mechanically stabilize the affected area, providing pain relief and improved function for people who traditionally had few palliative options.

About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute

As part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, our family of hospitals provides comprehensive cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for people facing cancer in our communities. From diagnosis to treatment and survivorship care, our oncology expertise ensures you have access to locally trusted care with the support of a globally recognized network.

askSARAH helpline

Have cancer questions? We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7, and all calls are confidential. Contact askSARAH at (303) 253-3225.

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