About Your Bone Cancer Diagnosis :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Pediatric Tumor Bank

Nationwide Children's is home to the world’s largest pediatric tumor bank. This collection allows pathologists to make quicker, more accurate diagnosis and provides researchers access to much needed samples - helping to design customized cancer treatments, and possibly to find a cure. View video
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About Your Bone Cancer Diagnosis

Nationwide Children's Pediatric Bone Tumor Clinic is one of the few clinics in the country that utilizes the newest surgical procedure, Limb Preservation, to treat sarcomas. Children’s Musculoskeletal Oncologist works hand-in-hand with our pediatric oncologists using the latest in medical and technological advancements:

  • Systematic Chemotherapy

  • Improved Imaging

  • Bone Banking

  • Total Joint Replacement

Now, with the combination of early diagnosis and the combination of these advancements, children diagnosed with malignant tumors will not only survive the disease, but quite often keep their affected arm or leg, as well. 

The bones may be the site to which other cancers spread, but some types originate in the skeleton. The most common bone cancer is osteogenic sarcoma. Bone cancer in children occurs most often during adolescent growth spurts, and 85 percent of those teenagers have them on their legs or arms, and half of them around the knee. Ewing’s sarcoma differs from osteosarcoma in that it affects the bone shaft, and tends to be found in bones other than the long bones of the arm and leg, such as the ribs.

Our Helping Hands provide more detailed information on osteogenic sarcoma and Ewing’s sarcoma.

To learn about treatment options, click here.

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