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Sarcoma, Bone Cancer and Melanoma

Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation are used to treat these cancers.

Sarcoma, Bone Cancer and Melanoma

A sarcoma is a cancer that grows in the bone, cartilage, muscle, fat, blood vessels, or other connective or supportive tissue of the body. They are different from the much more common carcinomas that start in organs like the liver or kidneys.

The Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute’s Sarcoma, Bone Cancer and Melanoma Multidisciplinary Center specializes in treating soft tissue sarcomas of the trunk and extremities, retroperitoneal sarcomas that develop in the back of the abdomen, and bone sarcomas. We also specialize in treating melanomas, a type of cancer that begins in the cells that produce the pigment melanin. Melanoma may begin as a mole on the skin, but it can also begin in other pigmented tissues, such as in the eye or intestines.

Your Sarcoma Multidisciplinary Team

Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation are used to treat these cancers. Decades of clinical experience show that combinations of these treatments often are most effective. Your team of sarcoma specialists will work with you to decide which combination of these treatments will be most effective for your cancer.

When you visit the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, you will meet with your team of cancer specialists.

  • Your surgeon can order diagnostic tests, perform a biopsy to see if your tumor is malignant or operate to remove cancer if necessary.
  • Your medical oncologist can administer chemotherapy or immunotherapy that kills cancer cells.
  • Your radiation oncologist can pinpoint places where your cancer is growing and use precisely focused X-rays to reduce or destroy it.

Together, these specialists, in consultation with your primary care doctor and with the support of your care-management team, will work with you to create the most appropriate and effective plan of treatment for your cancer.

At ChristianaCare, we are committed to providing you with the expertise, treatment options and care you need on your journey back to health. We are here for you.

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