An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Musculoskeletal Tumors

There are many varieties of bone and soft tissue tumors, including several that occur predominantly in children.

If you or your child has been diagnosed with a musculoskeletal tumor, talk to us. Because these tumors can grow aggressively, it's important to learn your options and take action right away. At City of Hope, we provide rapid diagnosis and treatment, thanks to our broad array of experts from multiple disciplines, all under one roof. We go beyond eradicating your cancer. We aim to restore you to a normal life with full motor function. In 85 percent of our cases, we have saved the patient’s limb.

City of Hope has one of the largest musculoskeletal cancer programs in California and is a regional referral center for child and adult patients with musculoskeletal tumors. We are also national leader in the use of expandable implants.

Request a consultation

If you have been diagnosed with a type of musculoskeletal tumor or are looking for a second opinion consultation about your treatment, request an appointment online or contact us at 800-826-HOPE. Please visit Making Your First Appointment for more information.

Our Expertise

City of Hope is one of the few facilities designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, and U.S. News & World Report  has named City of Hope one of the top cancer hospitals in America.

Our world-class team of specialists can walk you through entire the treatment process, address your concerns, and create a personalized plan designed to give you the best possible results.

Our musculoskeletal tumor team has pioneered state-of-the-art procedures that target cancer while minimizing side effects:

  • Minimally invasive surgery removes tumors while preserving healthy tissue
  • Radiation therapy, including ultra-precise Helical TomoTherapy and Brachytherapy
  • Pioneering drug research and clinical trials
  • Advanced chemotherapy
  • Expandable implants that can “grow” with the patient

At City of Hope, we treat the whole person, body and soul. We have an unmatched reputation for coordinated, comprehensive and compassionate care, from diagnosis to treatment to rehab, plus social and psychological support.



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