When you come to Miami Cancer Institute for bone cancer treatment, you can expect to be treated like family. Whether you are walking through our doors for the first time or you are familiar with our Institute, we pay close attention to your well-being through every step of treatment.
Our orthopedic cancer specialists provide advanced, personalized treatments using the latest technology. Miami Cancer Institute has the only proton-beam radiation therapy program in South Florida. This advanced cancer therapy provides more precise radiation treatment for patients. Our oncologists also regularly collaborate with radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, interventional oncologists, and sarcoma and orthopedic experts, to find the most effective treatment for your type of cancer.
Miami Cancer Institute’s alliance with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center also gives our patients access to more precise diagnoses and some of the best bone cancer treatments in the world.
Each individualized cancer care plan includes innovative treatments and support services, including psychosocial services, physical therapy and pain management. Not only do we strive to find the treatment that is right for your cancer, we also want to develop the treatment that is right for you as a patient.
Bone cancer is an abnormal growth of malignant cells that occurs in the long bones of the arms and legs, or in the bones of the pelvis, spine and ribs.
Primary bone tumors or bone cancers that develop first in the bone are rare in adults and most often affect children and young adults. More commonly, bone cancer results from cancer cells that develop in other areas of the body and spread to the bone. This type of bone cancer, metastatic bone cancer, typically spreads from the lung, prostate, breast, thyroid and kidneys. It’s important to differentiate between the different types of bone cancer, because each has its own specific treatment and prognosis.
The most common types of bone cancer include:
Other, rare forms of bone cancer include:
Types of non-cancerous bone tumors can include:
If you have a family history of bone cancer, it may mean that you are at a higher risk for developing the disease. Certain inherited, or genetic, conditions have been linked to a higher risk for bone cancer, including:
Other risk factors for bone cancer include:
Unfortunately, most of the risk factors for bone cancer are uncontrollable and therefore, there is no way to lower your risk.
Some studies suggest you can lower your overall risk for cancer by: