An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Sarcoma

“I have built relationships with patients, nurses, doctors and supportive care team members. Those relationships are what carried me through treatment and gave me the strength to continue to fight.”
Hannah Komai, bone cancer survivor

If you’ve been diagnosed with a sarcoma or musculoskeletal cancer, talk to us about treatment options. This group of cancers is quite rare and each one is unique, requiring expert detection, treatment and rehabilitation for successful treatment

At City of Hope, our dedicated team of health professionals take a patient-centered approach to diagnosing and treating sarcomas, which include tumors and cancers of the bone, cartilage, muscle, fat, nerves, blood and lymph vessels, deep skin tissue, joint tissue.

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If you have been diagnosed with a sarcoma, are at a high risk for developing this disease or are looking for a second opinion consultation about your treatment, you may request an appointment online or contact us at 800-826-4673 (HOPE). Please visit Making Your First Appointment for more information. 

Our Expertise

City of Hope, located near Los Angeles, is a nationally recognized leader in the research and treatment of sarcomas. We are one of the few facilities designated a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute, and for over a decade, U.S. News & World Report  has named City of Hope one of the top cancer hospitals in America.

Our physicians have been consistently named "America's Top Doctors" by Castle Connolly and are active participants in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, which sets evidence-based best practices for detecting, evaluating and treating sarcomas nationwide.

Our multidisciplinary staff pursues an integrated approach to treating sarcomas by combining the latest research findings with outstanding patient care. This includes using advanced technologies and specialized techniques such as:

  • Minimally invasive surgical approaches that reduce discomfort, blood loss and recovery time
  • Innovative limb-sparing surgeries that can preserve patients’ range of motion and quality of life
  • Expandable limb implants that can “grow” with the patient, eliminating the need for additional surgeries
  • Highly precise radiation delivery that uses advanced imaging technology to guide radiation dose and focus, increasing its cancer-fighting effectiveness while minimizing exposure in normal tissues
  • Individually customized chemotherapy and targeted therapy regimens, including isolated-limb delivery that may be more effective against the cancer and less toxic to the patient
  • Comprehensive rehabilitation program to help restore motion and function after treatment
  • An adolescent and young adults program to address the concerns of sarcoma patients, who are typically diagnosed at a younger age

Additionally, City of Hope patients have access to our extensive team of supportive care experts, who will help you and your caregivers achieve and maintain a better quality of life during and after your cancer treatment.

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