Doing the research
Learn More About Your Diagnosis
Wherever you are in this journey, we are here to help you process everything you need to know in a supportive and informative way.
At Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center in Jacksonville, Florida, our team of highly-trained medical professionals, made up of experienced oncologists, radiologists, surgeons and nurses, we believe knowledge is power. Our patients receive care based on the same protocols and practice standards provided at MD Anderson Cancer Center.
We make it our job to continually research and understand every aspect of cancer so that we can gently guide you through your care.
Defining, diagnosing and treating
Bone & Soft-Tissue Cancer
There are a variety of different bone and soft-tissue tumors. While benign tumors are hundreds of times more common than malignant tumors, malignancy does occur, making bone and soft-tissue cancer rare and vital to treat.
Common Diagnostic Tests
- CT Scan
- Bone scan
- PET scan
Bone & soft-tissue cancer
The stage of a cancer refers to how much it has grown and whether the tumor has spread from its original location. There are five overall stages of cancer, stage 0 - stage 4. Stage 4 is considered the most advanced stage of cancer, meaning it has either spread to more areas or is more aggressive. Identifying the extent of you cancer can help your doctor determine the best course of treatment for you. As part of the diagnosis process, several tests help evaluate the cancer stage. Once you know the stage of your cancer, you and your doctor can use this information to decide on the best treatment option for you.
Getting the right diagnosis
A second opinion can be a game-changer for patients. While it is rare for a diagnosis to change from malignant to benign, a second opinion may reveal other information. Our team verifies whether your staging is correct, your tumor size is correct and your overall assessment is correct. All of these factors can affect which treatment options you are offered.
Within our specialized clinics we bring together our team of experts to care for you - mind, body and spirit - all under one roof. Each of our clinics are singularly focused on your specific needs and treatment.
Need Directions? The sarcoma clinic is located in the main Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center, Floor 6.
For whatever step is next,
Baptist MD Anderson is Here for You
Our team of experts are ready to help you navigate the whirlwind of emotions, options and decisions through every aspect of your care.
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My cancer story will always play a major part of who I am as a person, but it’s also the reason that I chose the career that I did.
- WHITNEY PINSON, CNA
Whitney was diagnosed at age 10 with a rare cancer of the bones and connective tissues called Ewing’s Sarcoma. Today, she works with children who are living with the life-altering diagnosis of cancer.