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Every MD Anderson patient is assigned a patient advocate who services as a liaison between the patient and MD Anderson.
The one gift cancer gave me is perspective. Now each day is a new day and is filled with possibilities.
Leading-edge diagnosis and treatment
Diagnosis of sarcomas can be challenging, but accurate findings are essential to successful treatment. Our pathologists are focused on osteosarcoma, which means they know what to look for to diagnose this type of bone cancer, and they use the latest, most sophisticated tests to pinpoint the type and extent of the cancer.
Treatment of bone cancer often requires a multi-level approach. Children's Cancer Hospital's specialized surgeons use the most advanced techniques to save limbs, and they are joined by dedicated oncologists, radiologists, rehabilitation experts, nurses and therapists. We offer the very latest in chemotherapy and other types of treatments.
Research and discovery
Many patients with osteosarcoma are treated with clinical trials. We participate in protocols of the Children's Oncology Group and offer innovative treatments through clinical trials, many available only at Children's Cancer Hospital and a few other hospitals in the nation.
Our Osteosarcoma and Ewing's Sarcoma Center coordinates care and access to clinical trials, streamlining and expediting enrollment in clinical trials. In addition, sarcoma researchers work with clinicians to translate laboratory research into new clinical trials.
Researchers at Children's Cancer Hospital are pioneering new, less toxic and more effective treatments for osteosarcoma. For instance, they discovered chemotherapy can be used with radiation to control osteosarcoma tumors that cannot be removed surgically. They are investigating new targeted therapies, as well as aerosolized treatments that target osteosarcoma that has metastasized to the lungs.
Children's Cancer Hospital is designed just for children, with a full range of services and amenities that help make the child and family's experience as comfortable as possible. We go beyond medical care to deliver a comprehensive experience that treats the whole child.
And at Children's Cancer Hospital, your child benefits from the resources and expertise of one of the nation's top cancer centers.
Understanding a disease is the first step toward finding the right care. Get the facts about childhood osteosarcoma, including the different types, how it starts and who’s at risk.
Did You Know?
Osteosarcoma is most common in people between 10 and 30 years old, particularly teens going through growth spurts.
May 27, 2014
Anthony Quinn hardly remembers his osteosarcoma treatment, but he
sees a reminder of his journey each day. At just 4 years old, Anthony
lost his leg shortly after his osteosarcoma diagnosis. But Anthony has
never let that hold him back. Today, the 27-year-old is training with
big dreams: to one day make it to the Paralympics.
"I've always been competitive and loved sports," Anthony says. "I've always felt that...