Surgery is the most common treatment for sarcomas, and often radical surgery is required to remove the entire tumor. The only chance for cure for all types of sarcoma is resection (tumor removal).
Our Sarcoma Program has specialty-trained surgical oncologists and orthopedic oncologists for the management of all forms of sarcoma, including primary and metastatic disease (the primary disease site and any areas where the disease has spread). At Moffitt, we incorporate the newest technology to improve chances for positive outcomes. Advanced surgical navigation systems, which include computers, infrared cameras and navigation instruments, allow doctors to remove these tumors while sparing nearby nerves, blood vessels and healthy bone. Tumor and reconstruction surgeons work together and use new surgical implants to help avoid amputations in most cases and maximize function of the limb.