Treatment for Bone Tumors
Since bone tumors come in broad spectrum of clinical behaviors and aggressiveness, the diagnosis and treatment of these lesions can be complex and varied. An experienced team of specialists at New York Methodist treat a variety of benign and malignant bone tumors using a variety of progressive techniques.
The definitive diagnosis of bone tumors requires a team effort of physicians, radiologists, and pathologists. The most important criteria to be taken into consideration are the patient's medical history, age, location on the body, radiographic features (ie imaging that determines tumor activity and growth), and pathologic findings.
Types of Tumors Treated
- Bone Forming Tumor
- Cartilage Forming Tumor
- Fibrous and Fibrohistiocytic Tumors
- Round Cell Tumor
- Giant Cell Tumor
- Vascular Tumors
- Tumor-like Lesions
- Miscellaneous Tumors
- Malignant Tumors Arising in Pre-existing
- Metastatic Bone Disease
Treatment of Bone Tumors
The appropriate treatment of any musculoskeletal tumor is determined by location and stage. With benign tumors, latent lesions can generally be "watched" whereas active and aggressive benign bone tumors can be treated by surgically removing the diseased tissue.
Treatment for malignant tumors may include a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Your team of physicians will recommend a treatment plan for your particular condition.
For more information on treatment options for bone tumors, call 718.246.8700.