Duration of Treatmentusually takes 3 to 4 hours.

Days of StayUsually 5 to 6 days at the hospital and 20 days outside the hospital.

AnesthesiaGeneral anaesthesia.

CostOn Request

What is Bone Cancer?

Bone cancer is a malignant tumour that begins in a bone. It most commonly affects the long bones that make up the arms and legs. If bone tumour cells go into the bloodstream, its spread to other parts of the body, through a process called metastasis.

There are many types of Bone Cancer-

  1. Osteosarcoma.
  2. Chondrosarcoma.
  3. Ewing's sarcoma.
  4. Undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma (UPS)

Bone cancer signs & symptoms include:

  • Bone pain
  • Swelling and tenderness
  • Broken bone
  • Fatigue
  • Unintended weight loss

Bone cancer risk factor includes:

  • Chemotherapy for another cancer.
  • Genetic disorder.
  • Previous radiation therapy. 
  • Benign tumours or other bone conditions. 
  • Radiation therapy for cancer
  • The patient is required to go for PSC ( Pre-surgery check-up )  to do some blood test, ECG and ECH for Cardiac check-up and urine tests to know he /she is fit for surgery or not.
  • Before the operation, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form, which gives the surgeon permission to carry out the treatment.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The patient is admitted to the hospital on same days before the procedures and advised to remain empty stomach/Fasting.
  • Thinners medicines have to stop before ten days of surgery.
  • Most of the patients are operated under epidural or spinal anaesthesia where their legs are numbed and a fine tube is put in the back through which anaesthetic agents keeps dripping in. This also controls pain in post-operative period

To identify the diagnosis doctor advised to go for complete evolution - usually, blood investigation, Biopsy, X-ray, ultrasound, (CT) scans, magnetic resonance, (MRI) imaging or PET scan. Before surgery, the surgeon and anaesthesia will guide you about benefits and risk factor of Spine Scoliosis surgery.

The treatment options for your bone cancer are based on the types and stage of cancer.

  • Surgery-   Surgery is helping to treat most stages of BONE CANCER. The main aim of surgery is to remove a tumour, bone tissue and remove a limb.                                                                                            
  • Chemotherapy- Chemotherapy helps to kill the cancer cells and stop the Bone cancer from recurrence.  Patients usually receive a combination of chemotherapy drugs. Chemotherapy is not currently used to treat chondrosarcoma.
  • Radiation therapy - Radiation therapy for bone cancer uses high-radiation to destroy cancer cells. Radiation therapy will be given after surgery. It is often used to treat chondrosarcoma, which cannot be treated with chemotherapy.

Bone cancer patient should visit their doctor regularly and should report any unusual symptoms right away especially to check for a recurrence. If any changes in health patient should go hospital as soon as possible.

The success rate varies by Bone Cancer type and stage. The 5-year survival rate is about 60 to 80 %. If cancer has spread to parts of the body, the 5-year survival rate is about 15 to 30 %.

  • Are you board-certified oncologist surgeon?
  • What type of bone cancer do I have?
  • What is the stage of my bone cancer?
  • What are the chances of my cancer coming back with these treatment plans?
  • What is the life expectancy of someone with Stage 4 cancer?
  • How will cancer treatments affect my other conditions?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for recovery?
  • What are the risk factors with my treatment?
  • What treatment plan do you recommend? Why?
  • What are my options if I am not satisfied with outcome of my treatment surgery?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of surgery?
  • What are the costs involved with this type of surgery?
  • What does my insurance cover?
  • How long time will take this surgery?
  • How should I prepare for this surgery?
  • How long I have to say in hospital and outside the hospital?
  • What are risk factors for this type of surgery?
  • How long will it take to recover?
  • What type of results can I expect?
  • Do I need to go another surgery in the future?
  • Do I need any follow-up appointments or tests after my surgery?

 

 

 

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BONE CANCER

Duration of Treatmentusually takes 3 to 4 hours.

Days of StayUsually 5 to 6 days at the hospital and 20 days outside the hospital.

AnesthesiaGeneral anaesthesia.

CostOn Request

What is Bone Cancer?

Bone cancer is a malignant tumour that begins in a bone. It most commonly affects the long bones that make up the arms and legs. If bone tumour cells go into the bloodstream, its spread to other parts of the body, through a process called metastasis.

There are many types of Bone Cancer-

  1. Osteosarcoma.
  2. Chondrosarcoma.
  3. Ewing's sarcoma.
  4. Undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma (UPS)

symptoms

Bone cancer signs & symptoms include:

  • Bone pain
  • Swelling and tenderness
  • Broken bone
  • Fatigue
  • Unintended weight loss

risk factors

Bone cancer risk factor includes:

  • Chemotherapy for another cancer.
  • Genetic disorder.
  • Previous radiation therapy. 
  • Benign tumours or other bone conditions. 
  • Radiation therapy for cancer

preparation

  • The patient is required to go for PSC ( Pre-surgery check-up )  to do some blood test, ECG and ECH for Cardiac check-up and urine tests to know he /she is fit for surgery or not.
  • Before the operation, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form, which gives the surgeon permission to carry out the treatment.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The patient is admitted to the hospital on same days before the procedures and advised to remain empty stomach/Fasting.
  • Thinners medicines have to stop before ten days of surgery.
  • Most of the patients are operated under epidural or spinal anaesthesia where their legs are numbed and a fine tube is put in the back through which anaesthetic agents keeps dripping in. This also controls pain in post-operative period

procedure

To identify the diagnosis doctor advised to go for complete evolution - usually, blood investigation, Biopsy, X-ray, ultrasound, (CT) scans, magnetic resonance, (MRI) imaging or PET scan. Before surgery, the surgeon and anaesthesia will guide you about benefits and risk factor of Spine Scoliosis surgery.

The treatment options for your bone cancer are based on the types and stage of cancer.

  • Surgery-   Surgery is helping to treat most stages of BONE CANCER. The main aim of surgery is to remove a tumour, bone tissue and remove a limb.                                                                                            
  • Chemotherapy- Chemotherapy helps to kill the cancer cells and stop the Bone cancer from recurrence.  Patients usually receive a combination of chemotherapy drugs. Chemotherapy is not currently used to treat chondrosarcoma.
  • Radiation therapy - Radiation therapy for bone cancer uses high-radiation to destroy cancer cells. Radiation therapy will be given after surgery. It is often used to treat chondrosarcoma, which cannot be treated with chemotherapy.

post procedure

Bone cancer patient should visit their doctor regularly and should report any unusual symptoms right away especially to check for a recurrence. If any changes in health patient should go hospital as soon as possible.

success rate

The success rate varies by Bone Cancer type and stage. The 5-year survival rate is about 60 to 80 %. If cancer has spread to parts of the body, the 5-year survival rate is about 15 to 30 %.

faqs from doctor

  • Are you board-certified oncologist surgeon?
  • What type of bone cancer do I have?
  • What is the stage of my bone cancer?
  • What are the chances of my cancer coming back with these treatment plans?
  • What is the life expectancy of someone with Stage 4 cancer?
  • How will cancer treatments affect my other conditions?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for recovery?
  • What are the risk factors with my treatment?
  • What treatment plan do you recommend? Why?
  • What are my options if I am not satisfied with outcome of my treatment surgery?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of surgery?
  • What are the costs involved with this type of surgery?
  • What does my insurance cover?
  • How long time will take this surgery?
  • How should I prepare for this surgery?
  • How long I have to say in hospital and outside the hospital?
  • What are risk factors for this type of surgery?
  • How long will it take to recover?
  • What type of results can I expect?
  • Do I need to go another surgery in the future?
  • Do I need any follow-up appointments or tests after my surgery?

 

 

 

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