Our Approach

Tools at Smilow Cancer Hospital used to diagnose sarcomas include basic X-ray; CT scanning, which is excellent at imaging both bone and soft tissues; MRI, which has the ability to "view" the tissue in and around bone; and PET scanning, which is able to look at biological activity at the cellular level.

Most patients receive a course of multi-drug chemotherapy and/or radiation first, followed by limb-sparing surgery for sarcomas of the bone, which removes the tumor without amputation, followed by additional chemotherapy.