A full range of treatment options
The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center offers a full range of treatment options for bone tumors and soft tissue sarcomas. We will create a treatment plan just for your child, as treatment approaches can vary. Our team works closely with each family to determine the best course of action. Treatment options include:
- Radiation therapy: High-energy rays which are used to kill or damage cancer cells.
- Resection: The surgical removal of all or part of the tumor.
- Amputation (for bone tumors): The removal of part of a limb along with the tumor.
- Limb-sparing surgery (for bone tumors): Removal of the cancer in the bone without amputation.
- Rotationplasty (for bone tumors): A portion of a limb with the cancer is surgically removed, while the remaining portion of the limb is rotated and reattached. Typically, the child’s ankle joint becomes his knee joint.
- Developmental therapeutics: We offer some of the most promising new cancer treatments for children who have relapsed or who have difficult to treat cancers through early-phase clinical trials.
A child with a bone tumor or soft tissue sarcoma may undergo any one of these treatments or a combination of them.
The Aflac Cancer Center is committed to advancing research and medicine by developing new techniques, treatment and cures for children and young adults with bone and soft tissue sarcoma. We are home to one of the largest clinical trial programs in the country—offering our patients access to some of the most novel treatment options in the country.
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