The mission of the Emory Orthopaedics Oncology service is to evaluate and treat patients with primary and metastatic tumors of the bone and soft tissues. Our multidisciplinary team includes orthopaedic surgeons, radiologists, and oncologists. Our highly skilled team treats a wide range of orthopaedic bone tumors, and has the support of the largest Sarcoma Center in the Atlanta region.
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Benign Bone Tumors
Tumors are abnormal masses of tissue created by uncontrolled cell division. Benign tumors are self-contained, non-lethal, and grow more slowly than malignant ones. Below is a list of benign tumors that our orthopaedic oncology surgeons at Emory Orthopaedics & Spine treat.
Malignant Bone Tumors
Malignant tumors are cancerous growths which expand quickly and can metastasize, or spread to other areas of the body. Malignant bone tumors grow by invading nearby cells and spread to other parts of the body through a process called metastasis. Cells break off the tumor, enter the bloodstream or lymphatic system, and spread to another area, infecting additional tissue.
A spinal column tumor is a cancerous (malignant) or noncancerous (benign) growth that develops within or near your spinal cord or within the bones of your spine. Spinal column tumors can be categorized as intradural, metastatic or primary spinal tumors.