Orthopedic Oncology at Eastern
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If you or a loved one is fighting any type of bone cancer at any stage of the disease, another cancer that has spread to the bone, or an orthopedic problem alongside cancer, you have come to the right place. The Department of Orthopedic Oncology at CTCA at Eastern Regional Medical Center (Eastern) offers an expert team of bone cancer specialists that is fully committed to your fight.
What cancers does the Department of Orthopedic Oncology treat?
The Orthopedic Oncology Program provides specialized cancer treatment for all malignant musculoskeletal diseases. This includes all primary bone and soft tissue sarcomas, as well as metastatic cancers that start somewhere else in the body and spread to the bone.
The program also addresses orthopedic problems (e.g., arthritis, osteoporosis, etc.) that may occur alongside cancer and/or its treatment. For instance, if you have breast cancer or multiple myeloma and require a knee or hip replacement for arthritis, CTCA can treat both conditions.
The team also provides orthopedic surgeries unrelated to cancer for CTCA patients. “Patients with cancer deserve a specialist in orthopedics too. If you have cancer, you can come to CTCA for your orthopedic needs. For many, it’s the start of a new beginning,” says Dr. Richard Schmidt, Medical Director of Orthopedic Oncology at Eastern.
Moreover, the goal of the program is to help you fight cancer, while also helping to relieve pain, preserve mobility, and improve your overall quality of life.