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What is Orthopedic Oncology?

From the Show: Managing Cancer
Summary: Orthopedic oncology specializes in the treatment of bone cancer, sarcoma or cancer that has spread to the bone from other areas of the body.
Air Date: 10/25/13
Duration: 10 Minutes
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Richard Schmidt, MD
Schmidt DSC7430 resized squareDr. Richard Schmidt graduated from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in 1980. He completed an internship, orthopedic residency and fellowship in orthopedic research at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 1985. Additionally, Dr. Schmidt completed an orthopedic oncology fellowship at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Dr. Schmidt specializes in sarcomas, which includes cancer of the bone and soft tissue. He also has significant experience in treating metastatic bone cancer. He is known for his expertise in the surgical management of limb salvage surgery.
    What is Orthopedic Oncology?
    Orthopedic oncology specializes in the treatment of men and women with bone cancer, sarcoma or cancer that has spread to the bone from other areas of the body.

    The treatment of metastatic bone cancer is evolving rapidly; advances in treatment have made it possible to treat metastatic disease more like a chronic condition and less like a terminal illness.

    Special guest, Dr. Richard Schmidt, MD, discusses how to improve quality of life and pain management for both patients with metastatic cancer and cancer patients suffering from unrelated issues, such as arthritis, and osteoporosis.

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