Bone tumor is an abnormal cell growth within
the bone. In most cases, tumors appear in the bones around the knee,
the upper legs, and the upper arms. Mostly bone tumors are benign
(non-cancerous). Some are malignant (cancerous). Benign tumors are
usually not life threatening.
- Bone pain
- Local swelling
- Bone swelling
- Weight loss
- Bone fractures
Symptoms usually do not show up until the
disease is in advanced stage but a doctor should be contacted
regarding the following symptoms:
If a new or growing lump appears, increasing abdominal pain, and/or
blood in stools or in vomit.
- Computed tomography (CT) scan
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan
Generally Tumor is removed using surgery.
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy is used in combination with surgery.
salvage surgery is done to remove
tumor and part of the bone removed is replaced by
involves removal of whole body part when tumor is large and
blood vessel and nerves are involved.
Chemotherapy is often used to
kill tumor cells when they spread in to the blood stream.
Chemotherapy is generally used when tumors have a high
possibility of spreading.
is often used to shrink tumor as much as possible before