Bone Tumors and Soft Tissue Sarcomas
Whether benign or malignant, bone tumors and soft tissue sarcomas can cause pain, swelling, and other symptoms.
Care You Can Trust
Children’s growing bodies deserve care from the most practiced specialists around, working as one team to deliver outstanding care. Our world-renowned pediatric oncology team at Wolfson Children’s is highly experienced in treating bone and soft tissue cancers in infants, children, teens and young adults. From diagnosis and treatment to management and beyond, we improve outcomes and outlooks.
The Cancer Center at Wolfson Children’s Hospital offers children of all ages access to nationally known pediatric cancer specialists. We work together to carefully coordinate each treatment plan, because while we’re curing kids, we also want to protect their developing bodies and overall health.
Wolfson Children’s Hospital has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the 50 best children’s hospitals for cancer care. Together with Nemours Children's Health, we are an Accredited Pediatric Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons.
Our team is involved in research, studies and clinical trials, and provides cutting-edge treatment options and protocols based on the latest medical advancements. We participate in more than 80 pediatric cancer clinical trials as a member of the Children’s Oncology Group and almost all of our patients receive treatment using research protocols. All patients are evaluated for available clinical trials.
Musculoskeletal tumors can be benign or malignant. To make a diagnosis, our pediatric tumor specialists may need to run several tests, such as:
- Diagnostic imaging tests, including X-rays, ultrasound, MRI, CT and PET scans
- Bone scans
- Bone marrow aspiration
- Genetic testing
At Wolfson Children’s, we have the latest advanced diagnostic technology, which allows us to make an accurate diagnosis even more quickly. Our radiology team is trained in “Image Gently” protocols, which means we’re committed to using the smallest radiation dose possible to minimize exposure for testing purposes.
Conditions We Treat
- Ewing sarcoma
- Soft tissue sarcoma
Treatments We Offer
The survival rate for pediatric cancer is more than 80 percent, which means most children with these types of cancers get better. If a tumor is benign, surgery is the primary treatment. Tumors that are cancerous usually require a mixture of surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation, including proton therapy.
Your child’s care team includes orthopedic surgeons, oncologists, radiotherapists, pathologists, radiologists, specialized nurses, psychosocial clinicians and physical therapists who work together to create a plan for initial treatment and ongoing after care to meet the specific needs of your child.
The Cancer Center serves children from North Florida, South Georgia and beyond. Wolfson Children's is located on the south bank of the St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville, and is connected to Nemours Children's Specialty Care via Kids Walk. Follow-up care is provided at our Brunswick and Daytona specialty centers.
Celebrating New Beginnings: Reaching the Checkered Flag
After a child receives a bone marrow transplant, they will be in the hospital for a while. So, when the day comes to finally go home, it’s a day worth celebrating. At Wolfson Children’s, we celebrate important milestones like this together with our patients. A parade lap around the pediatric oncology floor that includes the patient’s favorite music culminates at a checkered flag that each transplant graduate signs and dates.