Bone Cancer Treatment at World Class Hospitals in India
Bone Cancer Treatment from Top Specialists in India
Bone cancer is a malignant (cancerous) tumor of the bone that destroys normal bone tissue. Not all bone tumors are malignant. In fact, benign (noncancerous) bone tumors are more common than malignant ones. Both malignant and benign bone tumors may grow and compress healthy bone tissue, but benign tumors do not spread, do not destroy bone tissue, and are rarely a threat to life.
Malignant tumors that begin in bone tissue are called primary bone cancer. Cancer that metastasizes (spreads) to the bones from other parts of the body, such as the breast, lung, or prostate, is called metastatic cancer.
The most common symptom of bone cancer is pain, which is caused either by the spread of the tumor or by the breaking of bone that is weakened by a tumor. Stiffness or tenderness in the bone may also occur. Sometimes there are other symptoms, such as fatigue, fever, swelling, and stumbling.Request a Call Back
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- Reputed Bone Cancer Specialists who have global experience and follow latest cancer treatment protocols.
- Complete Cancer Care under one roof- Right from cancer screening, early detection, multi-disciplinary treatment to rehabilitation.
- Affordable Cancer Treatment Packages.
- Latest High-end technology infrastructure like Robotic Surgery System, Brain Suite, Novalis Radiosurgery TX, PET Scan, CyberKnife , Gamma Knife, IMRT and IGRT that help quick diagnosis and recovery.
- Best quality Drugs, Medicines and Consumables for Cancer Care are produced in India at lowest cost and exported to World’s best hospital. This results in lowest overall cost of world class cancer treatment in India.
- Well trained English speaking Doctors, Nurses and Support Staff provide competent and compassionate Cancer care.
Types of Bone Cancer
There are Three Types of Bone Cancer :
Osteosarcoma: Osteosarcoma is the most common type of primary bone cancer. This cancer mostly affects children and young adults between the age group of 10 and 25. Osteosarcoma often starts near the ends of the bones, where the new tissues form and bone is growing rapidly. It develops mostly in the knee.
Chondrosarcoma : Chondrosarcoma, one of the most common types of bone cancer in adults, over the age of 50 and form in cartilage — usually around the pelvis, knee, shoulders, or upper part of the thighs.
Ewing’s Sarcoma : Ewing’s sarcoma occurs generally in the middle part of bones and start developing specially in the hip, ribs, upper arm and thigh bones. Like Osteosarcoma, this cancer mostly affects children and young adults between the age group of 10 and 25.Refer a Patient
Treatment of Bone Cancer at World Class Hospitals in India
Surgery for Bone Cancer :Surgery is the primary (main) treatment for the most types of bone cancers. Surgery may also be needed for the biopsy to detect the cancerous cells. The biopsy and the surgical treatment are separate operations, but it is very important that the doctor plans both together. Ideally, the same surgeon should do both the biopsy and the main surgery.
Limb Sparing Surgery :It is also possible to remove just the tumour only even if the cancer is in your hip bones (the pelvis) to avoid amputation and leaving the limb intact as such. In the past, sometimes the whole leg and hip had to be removed. The surgeon removes the cancerous part of the bone and replaces it with a metal implant called prosthesis. If the cancer is near a joint, the surgeon will remove the joint as well and replace it with a false one. This type of surgery is more commonly done in the leg bones such as the femur or tibia. These operations are called femoral replacement surgery and tibial replacement surgery respectively. It is also done in the major bone of the upper arm, called the humerus. This operation is called humeral replacement surgery.
Removal of an Arm or Leg (Amputation):
It can be traumatic for anyone to know that the person is going to lose an arm or leg. Amputation may be needed if the bone tumour has spread into the tissues surrounding the bone, and is affecting whole blood vessels or nerves. It may be possible that your surgeon only removes the tumour but there may be a very high risk of recurring the cancer or the tumour at that place where the function of the limb would not be very good even after limb sparing surgery.
After the surgery, a specialist will fit a false limb (prosthetic limb) or a false prosthesis specially made for you. The limb specialist and the special physiotherapist will make you sure to have all the help you need to learn to live and cope with your prosthesis.
Surgery to Remove Cancer that has Spread (Metastasis) :Primary bone cancer that has already spread can be remove by surgery but sometime metastasis (spread of a cancer from one part of the body to another area) can take place and this metastasectomy is most often followed by lung secondaries. It can also be used for bone secondaries. This type of surgery is not always possible. It depends on how many secondary cancers there are and their size and shape. Successful removal of lung cancer secondaries is more common after osteosarcoma than other types of primary bone cancer.
Radiotherapy :Approximately 40% of patients of all types of cancer undergo some kind of radiotherapy. It involves the use of beams of high-energy X-rays or particles (radiation) to destroy cancer cells. Radiotherapy works by damaging the DNA inside the tumour cells and destroying their ability to reproduce.
Radiotherapy can be used for different reasons:
- Total Cure: To Cure the Patient by completely destroying the tumour.
- To Alleviate Symptoms: Radiotherapy is often used to relieve pain in more advanced cancers.
- Adjuvant Radiotherapy – Given After Surgery: The Aim is to eliminate the cancer cells, subside the symptoms and to improve the overall survival of the patient.
Chemotherapy is the use of anticancer drugs to kill cancer cells. Patients who have bone cancer usually receive a combination of anticancer drugs. However, chemotherapy is not currently used to treat chondrosarcoma.Post a Query
Cryosurgery :Cryosurgery is the use of liquid nitrogen to freeze and kill cancer cells. This technique can sometimes be used instead of conventional surgery to destroy the tumors. Cryosurgery is also used to treat tumors inside the body (internal tumors and tumors in the bone). For internal tumors, liquid nitrogen or argon gas is circulated through a hollow instrument called a cryoprobe, which is placed in contact with the tumor. The doctor uses ultrasound or MRI to guide the cryoprobe and monitor the freezing of the cells, thus limiting the damage to nearby healthy tissue.
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