At Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute, our highly experienced staff works together to determine the most effective treatment plan for you.
Although bone and soft tissue cancer (sarcoma) is rare, we have treated countless cases. Our specialists have dedicated their careers to fighting this specific type of cancer using surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and clinical trials. We have the expertise and experience to get the precise diagnosis and customized treatment plan you need. We also offer robust support services to treat the whole person.
We use the latest science, techniques, and technology to provide a comprehensive treatment plan. At the Cancer Institute, you benefit from treatment that is:
Surgery to remove the tumor is often a crucial part of sarcoma treatment. In some cases, surgery alone may be enough. Other times, radiation or chemotherapy may be used before or after surgery to shrink or destroy the cancer cells.
Each type of bone and soft tissue cancer is different (there are more than 500 types), so the type of surgery you may need will vary depending on your particular situation. Our team will determine the best option for you and discuss it with you in detail.
Depending on the type of cancer and where it is located, different surgeons will be a part of determining the strategy and performing the surgery. These experts may include:
Bone and soft tissue cancer surgery often has three parts:
You may need radiation therapy (high-dose radiation beams directed at the tumor) before or after surgery. You may be concerned about the effects of radiation exposure. We prioritize your safety. We use advanced computer software and imaging to target the radiation beams directly at the tumor, minimizing exposure to healthy tissue.
We are the only radiation oncology network accredited in western Pennsylvania by both the American Society for Radiation Oncology and American College of Radiology. These accreditations mean that the Cancer Institute meets specific guidelines for patient safety, quality control, and efficiency of equipment. You receive the highest quality care available in the state.
Our expert oncologists treat patients using a variety of medications. You may receive these treatments before or after surgery or on their own. Our advanced medical oncology therapies include:
Every patient’s rehabilitation will be different, because each particular case is unique. Our experienced team works with you every step of the way to help you make a full recovery. Numerous professionals work together to help you understand and feel comfortable with any changes to your body, physically and psychologically. The team assisting your complete rehabilitation includes: