Albert Aboulafia, MD, orthopedic cancer specialist and medical director of The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Cancer Institute at MedStar Franklin Square, talks with a patient
Orthopedic Cancers We Treat
The orthopedic cancer specialists at MedStar Health offer help and hope for children and adults diagnosed with primary bone and soft-tissue tumors (benign or malignant), as well as cancer that has spread to the bones from elsewhere in the body.
You and your cancer team will work together to create a personalized care plan that is specific to you. Our goal is to eliminate your cancer while preserving your function and quality of life. The tumor types we treat include:
- Benign orthopedic tumors, which, though not cancerous, can still lead to problems with bones and tissues without treatment
- Bone sarcomas, which are rare tumors that either develop in or spread to the bones
- Soft-tissue sarcomas, which are rare tumors that can grow in muscle, fat, nerves, and blood vessels
We treat even the rarest tumors with advanced cancer-fighting treatments, including minimally invasive diagnostic biopsies and the revolutionary CyberKnife®, which targets tumors that were previously impossible to reach. We also perform limb-sparing surgery for most bone and soft-tissue cancers, avoiding the need for amputation when possible.
Many types of orthopedic tumors have common symptoms, as well as common factors that can increase your risk for developing them. Learn more about the symptoms and risk factors of orthopedic cancer.
Do you have a family history of orthopedic cancer? Do you need a second opinion or more advanced care? Please call us
Orthopaedic Cancer at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Cancer Institute
The National Center for Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors
9103 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, MD 21237
At The National Center for Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, we offer a comprehensive approach to treating these rare tumors, incorporating every resource we have to ensure our patients receive the best treatment available. Working with patients, their families, and referring physicians, our dedicated specialists provide expert guidance and support throughout the diagnosis and treatment process. Because of our experience, we frequently perform complex and revision surgeries referred from other medical centers in the country.
In addition to our advanced and compassionate clinical care, we have a highly successful, accredited fellowship training program and educate students and residents with an emphasis on our surgical services and research.
Meet Albert Aboulafia, MD, orthopedic cancer specialist and medical director of The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Cancer Institute at MedStar Franklin Square, in the video below:
Many patients will have success from a combination of treatment types. Each patient undergoes a thorough evaluation to determine the most effective course of treatment, which include: