Adult and pediatric bone and soft tissue cancer care in San Antonio
At Methodist Healthcare, our oncology experts are committed to bringing the San Antonio community the highest level of care. Our expert physicians treat a variety of different cancers and tumors, including sarcomas of the bones, cartilage, muscles or stem cells. We assist patients of all ages in determining the appropriate course of action for cancer treatment.
For more information about our sarcoma care and treatment options, please call askSARAH at (210) 507-0941.
What is sarcoma?
Sarcoma can refer to a wide array of cancers located in many different parts of the body. 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
Your cancer care plan can involve various forms of targeted therapy or surgical removal of cancer cells, if necessary.
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. Treatment can include radiation therapy, chemotherapy and surgical removal of the cancer.
Blood and marrow transplant
A blood and marrow transplant, also called a bone marrow or stem cell transplant, may be necessary if your bone marrow stops working or doesn't produce enough healthy blood cells. Usually done after chemotherapy or radiation therapy is complete, stem cells are delivered into the bloodstream via the catheter and travel through the blood into the bone marrow.
About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute
Methodist Healthcare 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.
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 (210) 507-0941 or chat online at askSARAHnow.com.