Bone Tumors

Nemours treats bone tumors in children with a comprehensive approach.

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.

 
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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 bone 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.

Nemours Children's Clinic, Pensacola

5153 North Ninth Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32504
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Phone: (850) 505-4700

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Central Time)
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What to Bring
  • photo ID
  • medical and pharmacy insurance cards
  • preferred pharmacy name and phone number
  • names and dosage of all medications, including over-the-counter medication, your child is currently taking
  • guardianship and custody papers, if a legal guardian rather than a parent accompanies your child
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The Nemours Children’s Clinic, Pensacola is a multispecialty pediatric group practice that offers primary care physicians and families a much-needed resource for treating complicated health issues such as bone tumors in children. In partnership with Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital, Nemours is the primary provider of pediatric specialty services in northwest Florida and south Alabama.

Our team approach to treating bone tumors in children brings together specialists from several 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.

 

 
Types of Pediatric Bone Tumors We Treat
At the Nemours Children’s Clinic, Pensacola we treat:
  • A variety of benign (non-cancerous) childhood bone tumors, including:
    • Unicameral (simple) bone cyst
    • Aneurysmal cyst (a blood-filled, tumor-like cyst) 
    • Chondroblastoma (a rare benign tumor consisting of cells that produce cartilage)
    • Fibroxanthoma
  • Malignant (cancerous) pediatric bone tumors, including:
    • Osteogenic sarcoma (also called osteosarcoma)
    • Ewing sarcoma

The Nemours Children’s Clinic, Pensacola is also a specific site of referral from the National Institutes of Health for patients with McCune-Albright Syndrome (also called polyostotic fibrous dysplasia). In this syndrome, there’s bone disease with fractures and deformity of the legs, arms, and skull; pigment patches of the skin; and endocrine (hormonal) symptoms including early puberty (early menstruation, development of breasts and pubic hair) and an increased rate of growth. We receive referrals from all over the United States as well as several from Central and South America for children with McCune-Albright.

 
Our Comprehensive Treatment of Bone Tumors in Children
Helping children with bone tumors from diagnosis through treatment, our extensive pediatric bone tumor services include:
  • Tumor staging
  • Medical imaging evaluation, including computed tomography (CAT scan), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, and ultrasound
  • Diagnostic biopsy
  • Surgical management, including resection (removal of a portion or all of a tumor) and reconstruction
  • Reconstruction options, including:
    • conventional grafts (replacing tissue with either natural or synthetic materials)
    • large segment allografts (replacing tissue with tissue donated by another person)
    • modular and custom endoprosthetic replacement (reconstruction that uses an internal prosthetic)

Whatever kind of pediatric bone tumor you’re facing, know that at Nemours we do whatever it takes to give your child the very best, most compassionate treatment possible. We treat every child as we would our own — your child, our promise.