Sarcoma treatment in Kansas City

At Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA Midwest Health, our oncologists detect and diagnose pediatric and adult extremity tumors—referred to as sarcomas. If cancer is detected, our multidisciplinary team provides access to advanced treatment for patients with bone and soft tissue tumors.

Our orthopedic surgeon has advanced orthopedic training with three fellowships in Musculoskeletal Oncology, Spine-Scoliosis, and Adult Reconstructive Surgery.

For more information about cancer diagnosis, treatment and other services, call askSARAH at (816) 438-7737.

What is a sarcoma?

Sarcoma is the name for cancerous tumors in the body’s connective tissue and is separated into two main groups–bone sarcomas (tumors in the bone) and soft tissue sarcomas (tumors in the muscle, cartilage, nerves, fat, blood vessels and deep skin tissue).

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Conditions we treat

Our physician specializes in the removal of bone and soft tissue tumors, malignant and benign cancers in the pelvis and limbs.

Benign soft tissue tumors

  • Lipoma
  • Hemangioma
  • Fibroma
  • Giant Cell Tumor of Tendon

Malignant soft tissue tumors

  • Liposarcoma
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Myxofibrosarcoma
  • Malignant Nerve Tumors
  • Fibrosarcoma
  • Synovial Sarcoma
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma

Benign bone tumors

  • Aneurysmal Bone Cyst
  • Giant Cell Tumor
  • Chondroblastoma
  • Chondromyxoid Fibroma
  • Enchondroma
  • Fibrous Cortical Defect
  • Non-Ossifying Fibroma
  • Osteoblastoma
  • Osteochondroma
  • Osteoid Osteoma

Malignant bone tumors

  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ewing's Sarcoma
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Metastatic cancer to bone

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Treatment for sarcomas

Our doctors use the following to treat sarcoma:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Surgical removal of the tumor

In some cases, the effected limb may need to be amputated, however, our doctors use limb preservation techniques to save as much of the limb as possible.

About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute

HCA Midwest Health is part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare. Our family of hospitals provides comprehensive cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for people facing cancer in our communities. From diagnosis to treatment and survivorship care, our oncology expertise ensures you have access to locally trusted care with the support of a globally recognized network.

askSARAH helpline

Have cancer questions? We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7, and all calls are confidential. Contact askSARAH at (816) 448-7737 or chat online at askSARAHnow.