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Treatments for Osteosarcoma in Children

Your Child's Care Begins Here

Kids require a different treatment approach than adults when it comes to all cancers, including osteosarcoma. Our orthopedic surgeons often start with X-rays, scans and a bone biopsy.

Surgery will include use of the latest techniques to effectively remove the cancer while making every effort to spare the limb. Our surgeons are skilled at reconstructing complex areas, such as the spine and pelvis.

Treatments We Provide

  • Chemotherapy

    Chemotherapy is usually required both before and after surgery. Chemotherapy destroys pockets of osteosarcoma cells in the body, including those too small to show on X-ray scans.

  • Highly Specialized Osteosarcoma Surgery

    Surgery can often remove bone cancer. Wherever possible, we use the most innovative surgical techniques that try to avoid amputation and allow a "limb-sparing" procedure.