Osteosarcoma care at Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic experts are known for the highest quality expertise and resources to meet the needs of children and adults with osteosarcoma. Our experienced sarcoma teams care for hundreds of people each year who have various types of sarcoma.

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Mayo Clinic's pediatric cancer specialists come together as a team to create a customized treatment plan for your child. Pediatric oncologists work with multiple medical and surgical specialists, including but not limited to orthopedic surgeons, pediatric surgeons and pediatric rehabilitation specialists. The care team also includes pediatric nurses, child life specialists, social workers and others as needed.

If you're an adult with osteosarcoma, Mayo Clinic's experienced team of experts who treat adults will customize care to your specific needs.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic experts will work with you to review treatment options and choose the treatment that best suits your needs and goals.

When you seek care at Mayo Clinic, you can expect:

  • A full range of treatment options to consider. Your care team carefully considers all of the available treatment options in order to make a recommendation. The range of treatments offered includes the latest advancements in chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy.
  • Fertility preservation program. Certain chemotherapy and radiation treatments increase the risk of impaired fertility. As part of the Mayo Clinic Children's Center, the Fertility Preservation Program evaluates children with cancer whose disease and treatment could affect future fertility. Fertility preservation services are also available for adults.
  • Access to the latest through clinical trials. Mayo Clinic is active in sarcoma research, which gives you a chance to enroll in clinical trials to try the latest treatment innovations.

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Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic is consistently recognized by external organizations for providing outstanding patient care. These endorsements reinforce our commitment to providing expert care, tailored to the needs of each patient with osteosarcoma.

Other reasons to choose Mayo Clinic for cancer care include:

  • Experience you can trust. Mayo Clinic doctors are widely respected for their expertise in diagnosing and treating all types of cancer, including very rare types. Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors care for hundreds of people with sarcoma.
  • Comprehensive cancer center. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets the strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognize scientific excellence and a multispecialty approach focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
  • Collaborations to increase knowledge. Mayo Clinic is a member of collaborations to expand the understanding of cancer, such as the Children's Oncology Group and National Comprehensive Cancer Network. These collaborations mean that you or your child will receive coordinated diagnosis and treatment based on the latest research.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., have been recognized among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked highly performing for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for cancer.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

For more information on visiting Mayo Clinic, choose your location below:

Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

More information about billing and insurance:

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Dec. 06, 2019

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