CMC Orthopaedic Surgery teams with medical oncologists, pathologists, radiation oncologists, general surgeons, and plastic surgeons to provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal tumors.
Our team of specialists uses the latest technology to accurately diagnose and treat every patient with the goal of destroying the disease while preserving function.
Care plans are tailored to each individual patient so that they receive the optimal combination of treatments, which may include surgery, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy.
Bone and Soft Tissue Cancers
Soft tissue sarcomas are cancerous tumors that can develop from fat, muscle, nerve, fibrous tissues surrounding joints, blood vessel, or deep skin tissues. They can develop in any part of the body. Half of them develop in the arms or legs. The rest begin in the trunk, head and neck area, internal organs, or the back of the abdominal cavity.
Bone tumors may be noncancerous or cancerous. Noncancerous bone tumors are more common than cancerous ones. Both types may grow and compress healthy bone tissue and absorb or replace it with abnormal tissue.
Primary bone cancer arises in the bone and is not the same disease as cancer that spreads to the bone from another part of the body.
With approximately 2,500 new cases diagnosed each year in the United States, primary bone cancer is rare. More commonly, bones are the site of tumors that result from the spread of cancer from another organ, such as the breast, lungs and prostate.
See more about Carolina HealthCare System's Bone and Soft Tissue Program at Levine Cancer Institute.