At Nemours, we treat the whole child, not just the condition. Our team approach to treating bone tumors in children brings together experts from a variety of related specialties to provide your child with the best possible treatment. Working together, we offer the most comprehensive and effective care for children with pediatric bone tumors.
The compassionate expertise of our doctors — coupled with our kid-friendly, family-centered atmosphere — helps to minimize the stress families and patients often experience throughout the evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation process of pediatric bone tumors.
Bone tumors occur often in children and adolescents. They may be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous), though benign tumors are more common. Both kinds may grow and affect healthy bone tissue, but benign tumors in children do not spread to other parts of the body and are rarely life-threatening.
Pediatric bone tumors may be caused by either primary bone cancer or cancer that has spread to the bone from another part of the body. Primary bone cancer is rare, with approximately 2,500 new cases diagnosed among adults and children in the United States each year.