What is Bone Tumors?
At bone tumor specialist clinic, bone tumor is the growth of tissue mass due to the cells in the bone growing out of control. Most bone tumors are actually benign, not cancerous and cannot spread. However, that does not mean this tumor does not cause bone damage. Bone tumors can weaken the affected area and make it vulnerable to collisions.
Other types of bone tumors are malignant and are cancerous. This tumor can spread throughout the body and damage normal bone tissue.
What are the signs and symptoms of bone tumors?
There are many symptoms of bone tumors, including:
- Unusual tissue mass grows somewhere in the body.
- You sweat at night.
- You have a fever.
- The pain that you feel becomes constant and gets worse over time.
In the case of benign bone tumors, you may not feel any pain at all. You might not know if there is a tumor in your bone unless the imaging scan shows it. Because it is benign, this tumor does not mean causing damage to the body. If the opposite, treatment is needed.
What causes bone tumors?
According to our bone tumor specialist clinic, till this day, people don’t know exactly what causes bone tumors. Often, a part of the body grows very quickly, causing malfunction in the development process, which has the potential for tumors. Others are indirect causes. This means that bone tumors are caused by the consequences of radiation treatment (overdose), bone injury (because undiscovered tumors may weaken parts of the bone, so the injury reveals the presence of a tumor), or genetics.
There are also anticancer drugs used in children that can potentially grow bone tumors. In addition, metastatic (or secondary bone cancer) can be a cause of bone tumors.
How are bone tumors diagnosed?
How are our bone tumors specialist clinic diagnosed bone tumour? You will be asked about your family’s medical history. Then, a series of small tests will be conducted to determine whether you have a tumor or not. There will be a physical examination in the suspected area, then the doctor will examine your bone pain and gestures. Then, he will run a number of tests such as blood tests and urine tests (to diagnose whether there are bones that grow abnormally), imaging tests (X-rays, MRI, or PET), or biopsy (to examine tissue pieces from the affected area)
What are the treatments for bone tumors?
According to our bone tumor specialist Singapore, in the case of benign bone tumors, the tumor can grow and disappear (occurs in most children in the process of growth). If there are signs that indicate the tumor can grow aggressively and turn malignant, surgery is needed. If not, a periodic visit with a doctor is recommended. There are also medicines to help shrink the tumor.
However, malignant tumors are different. If not treated, complications will likely occur. Treatment depends on how far the cancer has grown. Cancer cells currently living in bone tumors are in a local (limited) stage. Cancer cells that have spread to other regions are in the metastatic stage (more serious). Often, treatment will involve surgery to remove the cancer. The metal implant is then placed in the raised bone for normal movement. If the cancer is more severe, the choice is amputation. Along with surgery, radiation therapy can also help by shrinking the tumor and killing cancer cells, as well as chemotherapy.
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