Musculoskeletal cancer is any cancer that develops in bone or soft tissue, such as muscle. This can include bone cancer (bone sarcoma), soft tissue sarcoma and bone cancer that has spread from other parts of your body (metastatic carcinoma).
If you’re diagnosed with musculoskeletal cancer, your doctor may recommend one of the following treatments:
- Surgery: We’ll remove the tumor with a wide margin around it. This is the primary treatment for musculoskeletal cancer.
- Chemotherapy: Musculoskeletal cancer treatment often includes chemotherapy in combination with other therapies.
- Radiation therapy
- Radio frequency ablation: This is minimally invasive treatment technique that can be used for some bone tumors.