The Orthopaedic Oncology Department at McLaren Macomb specializes in the treatment of bone and soft-tissue tumors.
These tumors include Ewing's sarcoma, osteosarcoma, malignancies that involve the musculoskeletal system and tumors that have spread (metastasized) to bone from other cancerous organs.
Dr. Ronald Irwin, an orthopaedic surgeon skilled in limb salvage surgery, heads the department. Dr. Irwin received his medical degree at the University of Michigan and did his residency at Beaumont Hospital. He then went on to pursue additional specialty training at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., and Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Mass.
Click here for a list of bone and soft-tissue tumors.
The cancer program's multidisciplinary team of specialists provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal tumors. The treatment objective is to remove the tumor and kill any cancer cells that may have spread to other locations. Cancer specialists use surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy to achieve this goal.