From diagnosis to treatment,
specialists on the medical staff at Texas Health Presbyterian
Hospital Dallas work with physical therapists, occupational
therapists, dietitians, psychiatrists and others to provide the
best possible care for orthopedic oncology and complex
orthopedic oncology navigator is available to guide patients
through their journey.
Tumors within the bone destroy
normal bone tissue and most often begin as cancer that has spread
from another organ, such as the breasts, lung or prostate. Often,
simple observation with physical exams or X-rays is all that is
necessary for benign conditions, while more complex benign and
malignant tumors usually require surgical removal.
Diagnosing Bone Cancer
Texas Health Dallas employees and
medical staff physicians can quickly and effectively diagnose
bone cancer. Diagnostic tests may include X-rays, blood tests,
bone scan, computed tomography (CT) scan, magnetic resonance
imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET) scan, biopsy
and angiogram. Once a diagnosis is made, orthopedic oncology
specialists on the medical staff can perform advanced surgeries,
as well as make recommendations about other treatments.