At Methodist Healthcare, our oncology experts treat a variety of different cancers and tumors, including sarcoma of the bone, cartilage, muscle or stem cells. Sarcoma can refer to a wide array of cancers located in many different parts of the body.
Osteosarcoma is a type of cancer that originates in the cells that form your bones. Symptoms can include:
- Bone pain
- Swelling or discomfort in the affected area
Osteosarcoma is often found in children and young adults, and treatment can include radiation therapy, chemotherapy and surgical removal of the cancer.
Sarcoma can also refer to cancer development in organs, such as the gastrointestinal tract. This type of cancer is most often found in older adults, and symptoms often include:
- Blood in the vomit or stool
- Severe pain in the abdomen
Various forms of targeted therapy are available, as well as surgical removal of cancer cells.
Expert physicians at Methodist Healthcare can assist patients of all ages in determining the appropriate course of action for cancer treatment. We are committed to bringing the San Antonio community the highest level of care.