What is osteosarcoma?
Osteosarcoma is a type of bone cancer that usually develops in the osteoblast cells that form bones. It occurs most often in children, adolescents and young adults. Osteosarcoma is most commonly found in the long bones around the knee. Osteosarcoma may spread into nearby tissue or in the bloodstream.
For children diagnosed with osteosarcoma, Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's Medical Center – Temple offers treatment options and access to physicians on the medical staff specializing in pediatric cancer.
Your treatment plan will be determined by your care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of osteosarcoma cancer, and personal preferences. Osteosarcoma treatment options may include:
- Radiation therapy
- Pain management
- Clinical trials (when appropriate)
Specialized pediatric center for osteosarcoma treatment
Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's Medical Center – Temple offers care for pediatric patients diagnosed with osteosarcoma.