Our physicians gather information from the most advanced methods to develop the most complete and accurate diagnosis possible.
Orthopedic Physical Assessment
Minimally invasive biopsies can help accurately identify the cancer without going through surgery. Your physician removes tissues or cells from the concerning area to determine whether the tumor is benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous) and how aggressive it is.
Pathology review allows your musculoskeletal pathologist to learn about the tumor and cancer, including type, stage, and whether the tumor was completely removed on a microscopic level. It also determines whether your doctor needs to surgically remove more tissue around the tumor.
Advanced imaging pinpoints the tumor and possible growth of the cancer, using the most advanced technology.
Orthopedic radiology review by our expert orthopedic surgeons and radiologists, to examine the scans and films, and identify the location and possible growth of the tumor.
Each patient receives a thorough evaluation and goes through a complete diagnostic process before we create an individualized treatment plan. Our experts in bone and soft tissue tumors include a team of pathologists, musculoskeletal radiologists, musculoskeletal interventionalists, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists. Many of our specialists are nationally and internationally recognized experts who lecture worldwide, serve on the editorial boards of prestigious publications, and hold leadership positions in subspecialty organizations.
When we see a new patient, that individual can frequently see all of us on one day -- avoiding multiple trips. And we see new patients within 48 hours or less.
Getting a second opinion means asking an orthopedic cancer specialist, aside from your initial physician, to review your medical reports and test results and then provide a diagnosis and treatment recommendations. The specialist may confirm your initial diagnosis and treatment recommendations, provide additional treatment options, or even give more details about your type and stage of orthopedic cancer. Even if you’ve already had treatment, it’s not too late to get a second opinion. To get a second opinion contact our orthopedic cancer specialists by calling us at 877-715-HOPE.
Orthopedic 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 Dr., Ste. 2200
Baltimore, MD 21237