Treatments for Bone and Soft Tissue Cancer
The Wilmot Cancer Center provides access to the most cutting edge treatments for bone and soft tissue cancer. One of the most important of these is limb-sparing surgery—a surgery that prevents the need for amputation of an arm or leg.
Our surgeons are the most experienced in the region at removing tumors while leaving patients with fully functioning arms and legs. We have the widest range of implants available to help in reconstructing and strengthening bones.
We also work with a multi-modality team that includes plastic surgeons, vascular surgeons and orthopaedic surgeons, to ensure the best functionality and appearance after surgery. As a result of this expertise, over 90% of our patients are able to have limb-sparing surgeries.
Wilmot also offers the very latest chemotherapy and radiation treatments for bone and soft tissue cancers.
Chemotherapy is often used to help shrink a tumor prior to surgery. It may also be used when cancer has spread from a patient’s bones or soft tissue to other parts of the body. Wilmot offers chemotherapy approaches that help to target the cancer while minimizing the effect on the rest of the body.
Radiation treatments may be used to kill cancer cells that remain after surgery. It may also be used as a treatment for patients who are not candidates for surgery. Radiation treatments can help to reduce symptoms, such as pain, that are caused by bone and soft tissue cancers. The Wilmot Cancer Center offers the most advanced radiation treatments for bone and soft tissue cancers, including 3D conformal radiation therapy, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and brachytherapy.
We also provide novel ways to combine therapies such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, in order to improve a patient’s results.