If you received a diagnosis of bone cancer, you may be worried about how cancer and the treatment will affect your ability to function. At Allegheny Health Network (AHN), you have access to uncommon expertise.
If the cancer is in the arms or legs, we deliver specialized care to get rid of it while preserving as much of your function as possible.
Bone cancer happens when a tumor, an abnormal mass of cells, starts growing out of control in your bones. Some forms of bone cancer grow quickly and can spread to other parts of your body.
Other times, the tumor is not cancerous and grows slowly. Any tumor can destroy healthy tissue, weakening your bones and increasing your risk for fracture (broken bone).
Common forms of bone cancer include:
The AHN Orthopaedic Institute is home to one of the few orthopaedic surgeons in the country dedicated to treating bone cancer. Our expert completed specialized training (fellowship) in treatments for cancers affecting the bones, joints, and soft tissue. Meet our orthopaedic oncologist, Lisa B. Ercolano, MD.
Surgery is one of many bone cancer treatments available at AHN. Our orthopaedic oncologist works alongside AHN’s cancer experts to help you get the treatment that best meet your needs. Find out more about bone cancer treatment at the AHN Cancer Institute.
We deliver a broad range of surgical treatments for bone cancer, including: