Donate to Bone Cancer Research, Patient Care and Education

There is an urgent need to find a cure for bone cancer, in view of the fact that more than 3,500 men and women will be diagnosed with bone cancer in 2019, according to the American Cancer Society. The exact causes of bone cancer have yet to be determined, but scientists have identified a variety of risk factors, including genetics, previous radiation therapy, benign tumors and some chemotherapy treatments. While there is no known way to prevent bone cancer, survival rates increase with early diagnosis.

By making a donation to Northwestern Memorial Foundation in support of bone cancer-related research and care at Northwestern Medicine, you will help our scientists and physicians to advance vital basic science studies and clinical trials, to gain new insights into bone cancer’s development and behavior, and to enhance treatment approaches.

The most common symptom of bone cancer is pain and joint swelling and stiffness. These symptoms, as well as fractures, weight loss, fatigue and anemia, affect men and women equally. If symptoms of bone cancer are identified, specialists typically conduct various tests and scans, such as blood tests, x-rays, bone scans and, potentially, CT scans, MRIs and PET scans. Well-funded research is needed to expand effective testing and diagnosis in the area of bone cancer, and your generosity will help Northwestern Medicine to achieve significant research and treatment goals.

At Northwestern Medicine, our medical oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, radiation oncologists and other specialists work together to develop individualized treatment plans for patients with bone cancer. These plans may include surgery, radiation and cryoablation. A non-surgical process, cryoablation freezes and kills cancerous cells while leaving healthy cells intact.

As patients experience their personal journey through bone cancer, they often benefit from the services and support of Northwestern Medicine’s exceptional geneticists, nutritionists, social workers and other healthcare professionals. The goal of every member of Northwestern Medicine’s multidisciplinary bone cancer care team is to provide each patient with the finest treatment, essential information, and compassionate support.

Bone Cancer Research, Patient Care and Education Donation

Tomorrow’s cancer cures will be a result of today’s clinical trials. With the support of your donation to Northwestern Memorial Foundation, Northwestern Medicine will remain on the leading-edge of pivotal clinical trials in the area of bone cancer and will continue to be a source of exceptional, comprehensive treatment for patients affected by the disease. 

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