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Cancer Care

Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas

Malignant Bone Tumors, Bone Cancer, Bone Cancer Treatment Centers Dallas TX 
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Diagnostic Techniques 

Malignant Bone Tumors Diagnostic Options

Although most bone cancers respond best when caught early, unfortunately there is no existing test for the early detection of bone cancer. You should know the signs and report any symptoms to your doctor.

These symptoms include:
  • Pain at the bone
  • Swelling in the area of the pain
  • A break or fracture caused by the tumor weakening the bone
  • Unexplained health problems such as weight loss or fatigue

While most people with these symptoms do not have bone cancer, your doctor can perform a physical exam and some tests to make sure. Physicians on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas who specialize in several different areas of care are often required to best diagnose and treat soft tissue tumors. The Baylor Sammons Bone Tumor Center is designed to coordinate and streamline the diagnosis and treatment efforts to offer optimal care.

Physicians use several tools to diagnose bone cancer:
  • X-ray
  • Radionuclide Bone Scan
  • CT Scan
  • MRI Scan
  • Biopsy
  • PET Scan

Physicians on the medical staff at Baylor Dallas offer care management from initial diagnosis or second opinion and consultation through follow-up care. Physician referral information is available through the Baylor Sammons Patient Navigation Program at 214.820.3535 or by calling 1.800.4BAYLOR (422.9567) or searching our online physician directory

Cancer Research

Baylor is currently involved in more than 150 studies to determine better ways to diagnose and treat a variety of cancers. Find information on trials being conducted by searching our online listing. 

If you have had any tests or lab work performed at another facility, please bring all reports, imaging studies, slides and/or specimens, including pathology labs, to your appointment at the Baylor Sammons Bone Tumor Center.