We treat many types of bone tumors - benign and malignant - as well as tumor-like lesions.
Malignant bone tumors
There are two main types of cancerous bone tumors:
- Primary bone cancers: These are malignant tumors that arise in the bone. Common types include:
- Osteosarcoma (National Cancer Institute)
- Ewing’s sarcoma (National Cancer Institute)
- Metastatic bone cancers: These are malignant tumors that arise outside the bones but travel to and implant within the bones. The cancers that most commonly affect the bones are lung cancer, kidney (renal) cancer, breast cancer, thyroid cancer, and prostate cancer. Metastatic bone cancers are more common in adults.
Benign bone tumors
These are tumors that arise within the bone and do not spread to other parts of the body but sometimes require treatment to limit their growth. The most common benign bone tumors are:
- Aneurysmal bone cyst
- Giant cell tumor
- Non-ossifying fibroma
Bone Tumor Mimickers These are abnormalities that arise within the bone and can be mistaken for tumors. These lesions usually require no treatment.