Bone cancer is a complex disease that requires special expertise to correctly diagnose and treat.
Our UCI Health orthopaedic oncology team is the most experienced in the region at treating these diseases. We offer the most advanced diagnostic and treatment options that are tailored to your individual needs. Our surgeons and medical oncologists work closely together to deliver expert, compassionate care.
Our specialists are affiliated with the Chao Comprehensive Cancer Center, Orange County's only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center. Located in Orange at Orange County's only university hospital, these experts are able to offer their patients access to the latest therapies long before they are generally available elsewhere.
The orthopaedic oncology team is highly skilled in the surgical management of tumors affecting bone and soft tissue.
We care for people with benign or malignant growths of the bone and soft tissue, including:
- Soft tissue sarcoma
- Benign soft tissue masses
- Giant cell tumor
- Malignant bone tumors
- Benign bone tumors
As leaders in our field, we provide comprehensive and cutting-edge treatments and services including:
- Imaging — PET scan, bone scan and contrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Surgery — biopsy, minimally invasive tumor removal, limb salvage, bone and soft tissue reconstruction, vascular embolization, joint reconstruction
- Prosthetic replacement
- Radiation therapy — external beam radiation therapy, conformal radiation therapy, brachytherapy
Our bone cancer surgeon, Dr. Russell N. Stitzlein, is the only orthopedic oncologist in Orange County affiliated with a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated cancer center.
Bone cancer is a complex disease. Our collaborative approach means you receive personalized care that represents the most advanced diagnostic services and treatments across a range of specialties.