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Sarcoma

A sarcoma is a cancerous tumor that appears in the connective tissues of the body. This includes the bones, muscles, cartilage, fats, nerves, blood vessels and skin tissue. There are many different types of sarcomas, but they are typically classified as either bone sarcoma or soft tissue sarcoma.

Sarcoma treatments in Metro Denver

You likely have many questions about your sarcoma diagnosis — we have the answers.

At HealthONE, our experienced oncologists treat sarcomas and create spaces where discussion is encouraged. We provide evidence-based cancer therapies and limb preservation methods at our locations throughout the Rocky Mountain region. Together, we work with you to craft a healing, personalized care plan.

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.

What is Sarcoma?

Sarcoma is the name for cancerous tumors in the body’s connective tissue and is separated into two main groups—bone sarcomas (tumors in the bone) and soft tissue sarcomas (tumors in the muscle, cartilage, nerves, fat, blood vessels and deep skin tissue).


Our sarcoma care programs

Our oncologists specialize in the detection and diagnosis of pediatric and adult extremity tumors — often referred to as sarcomas. If cancer is detected, our multidisciplinary team provides access to advanced treatments for bone and soft tissue sarcoma.

Treatments for sarcomas

There are many different types of sarcomas, but they are typically classified as either bone sarcoma or soft tissue sarcoma. Our doctors use time-tested, evidence-based treatments, including:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Surgical removal of the tumor

In some cases, the affected limb may need to be amputated, however, our doctors use limb preservation techniques to save as much of the limb as possible.

Limb-saving procedures

Our approach to your care focuses on “life over limb,” but with successful management of tumors using the appropriate chemotherapy protocols, we offer many limb-sparing surgical options. Some of these innovative techniques have been pioneered by physicians on our team.

Our reconstructive procedures and services include:

  • Allograft procedures
  • Custom implant designs
  • Foam metal technologies
  • Growing prostheses for children
  • Soft tissue reconstruction options

Metastatic bone cancer care

Metastatic bone cancer is a type of sarcoma that happens when cancer cells from a primary tumor in another part of the body move to the bone and create a tumor. Our physicians specialize in the management of patients with metastatic bone tumors and will work with the referring oncologist to plan the surgical intervention and provide comprehensive cancer care.


Patient resources

We work closely with the Limb Preservation Foundation to support research into treatment for diseases that affect extremities. We also work together to help provide financial assistance for patients undergoing treatment for extremity disease and trauma.

You can find additional resources about sarcomas by visiting the Sarcoma Foundation of America website.


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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