ORTHOPAEDIC ONCOLOGY

Dr Sommerville provides expert surgical care to adolescents and adults diagnosed with musculoskeletal tumours and tumour-related conditions, both benign and malignant.  These include primary & metastatic bone tumours, soft tissue sarcoma, and pathological fractures.  

 

Dr Sommerville is the founding member of the Wesley Sarcoma MDT (Multi-Disciplinary Team) and works closely with other surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, radiologists and pathologists to provide a multidisciplinary, coordinated treatment approach.  

TYPES OF TUMOURS

Having any form of tumour can be very distressing.  It is important to remember that not all soft tissue and bone tumours are malignant (cancerous).  Some may be benign, but can be very aggressive, others may be malignant, but be very indolent and slow growing. 

BENIGN 

Common benign tumours include 

Soft tissue - Lipoma, Schwannoma

Bone - enchondroma, Osteochondroma, giant cell tumours

MALIGNANT

Primary & Malignant Soft tissue and bone tumours, including

sarcoma - Ewings, osteosarcoma, liposarcoma, chondrosarcoma

Sacral chordoma -

These organisations provide useful information 

www.chordomafoundation.org  

TREATMENT PATHWAY

cancerpathways.org.au/optimal-care-pathways/sarcoma 

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