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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 given both before and after surgery. Chemotherapy kills pockets of cancer cells in the body, including those too small to show on medical scans.

  • Surgery

    Surgery can often effectively remove bone cancer. Wherever possible, we use surgical techniques that avoid amputation and save a limb. Our orthopedic oncology surgeons safely remove the cancer and often work with other pediatric specialists (sports medicine surgeons, plastic surgeons, etc.) to reconstruct limbs to maximize function.