Why choose us for bone cancer care?
If bone cancer touches your life, turn to our experts. The highly skilled team of bone cancer doctors at Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, includes doctors who have additional training through fellowships.
You’ll have access to the best available treatments, including sophisticated surgical procedures and cancer-fighting drugs. And with years of experience, both individually and as a team, we’ll tailor services to your needs. Find out more about our bone cancer program.
At the Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, we perform genetic and molecular testing. These tests can match you with the treatments most likely to be effective against the specific type of cancer you have.
What you need to know about bone cancer?
Although risk factors don't usually put people at risk, below are some factors that may increase your chance of getting bone cancer.
- Chordomas, changes to chromosome 7
- Paget's diseases
- Genetic disorders
How to talk to your doctor about bone cancer
Everyone reacts differently to a cancer diagnosis. No matter how you’re feeling or what questions you have, we’re here to help. Your care team is here to answer your questions and concerns at any time. No subject is too small to bring up.
You might want to ask your doctor about:
- Additional testing, if any, you may need to inform your diagnosis or treatment plan.
- Cancer details, including the type of Oral Cancer, whether it has spread and the odds that the cancer could come back after successful treatment.
- Treatment options, including clinical trials you may be eligible for at any phase of your treatment.
- Potential treatment side effects and supportive care services that may reduce the impact on your daily life.
We welcome family members and loved ones to participate in your care. They can help you remember important details discussed during appointments and make cancer treatment easier on you.
Types of bone cancer
Bone cancer includes three main types:
- Ewing’s sarcoma
Other types include:
- High-grade undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma of bone
- Giant cell tumor of bone