Primary bone cancer (Bone Sarcomas), which begins in the bone is a rare cancer. Bone cancer can begin in any bone in the body, but it most commonly affects the long bones in the arms and legs.
More commonly we encounter metastatic bone cancer, which is a cancer of other organs that has spread to the bone.
Most of the patients who develop bone cancer do not have any risk factor. However, certain factors are associated with an increased risk, including:
Medical history, Physical examination
Imaging tests like radiographs, MRI and/or CT scan, Biopsy (sample of tissue from the tumour)
Bone scan, PET scan, CT scan of chest etc.
Surgery is the main treatment for bone cancers. Some bone cancers like Osteosarcomas and Ewings sarcomas require courses of chemotherapy before and after surgery.
Limb sparing surgeries, which remove the cancer cells but allow you to keep optimal use of your leg or arm are the most common surgeries performed for the management of these tumours. Reconstruction after tumour removal is usually done with Megaprosthesis or recycling of tumour bone with re-implantation.
We at Kokilaben Hospital are using state of art techniques for limb salvage surgeries like modular megaprosthesis, recycling of tumour bones with re-implantation into the patients, rotationplasty and extendible prosthesis for children.
|Stage IV||Survival is better when the disease spread is limited to lungs|