Musculoskeletal Oncology


Musculoskeletal oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with tumours of musculoskeletal system.

Musculoskeletal oncology is concerned with:

The diagnosis of any musculoskeletal cancer in a person (pathology)

Therapy (e.g. chemotherapy, radiotherapy and other modalities)

Follow-up of cancer patients after successful treatment

Palliative care of patients with terminal malignancies

Ethical questions surrounding cancer care

Screening efforts of populations, or of the relatives of patients (in types of cancer that are thought to have a hereditary basis, such as breast cancer)