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Osteosarcoma in Children

About Your Child's Care and Condition

If your child is diagnosed with osteosarcoma, Helen DeVos Children's Hospital can provide a highly specialized pediatric and adolescent bone and sarcoma treatment team, including the only two pediatric orthopedic oncology surgeons in West Michigan. The bone and sarcoma multispecialty clinic allows patients to see a team of experts in a single visit. We offer the newest therapies and technology available to diagnose and treat bone cancer. Our team is also active in research to understand this cancer better and improve treatment options, as a member of the Sarcoma Alliance for Research through Collaboration and Children’s Oncology Group, among others. 

Osteosarcoma is the most common bone cancer, often diagnosed in teenagers and young adults. Symptoms may include bone pain or a mass on an arm or leg. Chemotherapy is the main treatment, along with surgery to remove the primary tumor. Most children and teens can fully recover from osteosarcoma.

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