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Bone Cancer

Radiation Therapy for Bone Cancer: Important Things to Know

Bone cancer is a mass of unusual cells growing in a bone. The mass of cells known as a tumour can be very dangerous and must be removed. There are numerous causes of bone cancer, which include injuries that don’t get healed properly, inherited conditions, or other cancer that has spread. It is a very rare form of cancer. There are fewer than a million cases per year in India.  Bone cancers are usually benign and do not spread rapidly. But they do affect the b... Read More

Saving the Cord in Time !!!

Managing Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression With Vertebral Collapse This is the story of a 56 yrs old gentleman, suffering from METASTATIC CARCINOMA LIVER. He presented to Orthopedic OPD with complaints of lower back ache with difficulty to walk since 20 days. After clinical and radiological evaluation he was diagnosed with L5 vertebra collapse with neural cord compression. In the given situation, if timely surgical intervention is not done patient can land up in permanent neurological deficits resulting in permanent power los... Read More

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Spinal Cancer?

Cancer could be an emotionally and physically exhausting disease. With a rapid transition in how we are living our lives, a terminal illness like cancer is only spreading much faster. However, advancements in science and technology have seen a breakthrough in patients recovering better and speedily. But for that, the right symptoms must be diagnosed at the right time with valuable insights on the disease and condition of the patient.  There are several cancer t... Read More

How to Select A Right Bone Marrow Transplant Specialist?

A bone marrow transplant specialist is a doctor who specializes in the procedure of stem cell replacement therapy. They are qualified to perform bone marrow transplants, blood transfusions and other medical treatments related to the manipulation of blood-forming cells.  Patients have many reasons for considering a BMT, from leukemia or lymphoma to nonmalignant diseases such as aplastic anemia or hereditary hemolytic anemia. This post will provide information ab... Read More

What Are the Stages of Bone Cancer (Bone Neoplasm)?

Cancer is one of the hardest diseases to correctly diagnose and treat. The first challenge for most oncologists is to locate the tumour and determine how far cancer cells have spread within the body.  This is necessary so that the doctors can suggest a treatment method that would yield the best results.  The Staging Process The process of taking physical exams, biopsies and physica... Read More

What You Need to Know Before Getting a Bone Marrow Transplant?

Bone Marrow is a spongy and soft tissue inside the bone with lots of small blood vessels in it. There are two main kinds of bone marrow: Yellow Bone Marrow - It is majorly made up of fats and includes stem cells that contain bone cells, fat and cartilage. Red Bone Marrow - It includes blood stem cells that will produce platelets, white blood cells and red blood cells. ... Read More

Know The Top 8 Ways To Improve And Maintain Your Bone Health

Bones give structure to the human body. And an unhealthy lifestyle and eating unhealthy food can lead you to various bone-related problems such as arthritis, osteoporosis, and bone cancer.  Given below are some useful tips to follow for keeping your bones in good shape and health. 8 Tips That Could Improve Your Bone Health Consult A Doctor First Read More

Limb Salvage Surgery In Adult Bone Sarcoma With Good Oncological And Functional Outcome

Better understanding of tumor biology, effective chemotherapy, improved imaging studies, new surgical techniques and prosthetic designs have enabled majority of bone cancers to be treated by limb salvage surgery. Lower extremity bone defects that mainly occur following removal of bone tumors can be managed by modular or custom-made 3d printed endo-prosthetic reconstruction or by biological reconstruction methods such as recycled tumor-bearing autografts with or without vascularized fibula autograft (VFA... Read More

Challenging Closure of Defects Following STS Excision of Calf Region; Bringing the Attention of Oncosurgeons

Introduction: When it comes to the closure of defects following excision of STS of calf where primary closure might not be an option. Delayed closure, as well as grafting of a wound are well documented options and should be attempted in both the simple wound, those where early recovery is required. Local rotation advancement flaps give better postoperative recovery rates where more complex reconstructive failure would be disastrous. These perforator based local flap have been observed t... Read More

Advances in the Field of Bone Tumor Treatment

A bone tumor can be detected in any bone of the body. The cause of this cancer has still not been determined, but some risk factors are believed to be responsible for the development of a bone tumor. These include genetically transmitted diseases and exposure to certain radiations. Several advanced treatment methods have now been fully developed and can help patients overcome bone tumors. The treatment’s effectiveness depends on the stage of cancer and whether it has already spread to other parts of the body. A bone tumor can ari... Read More

Managing Pain And Brightening Lives With Perfect Surgical Treatment

Bone cancer, which is uncommon in adults, begins in the bone cells and destroys normal bone tissues. When a tumour starts in the bone cells, it is referred to as bone sarcoma or primary bone cancer. Usually, bone cancer in many people is metastatic, i.e., the tumour from the other body organs affects bones. Such a type of bone cancer is referred to as secondary bone cancer. The malignant bone tumour is virulent and infectious, which results from the uncontrollable growth of cells, an... Read More

Know About Bone Cancer And Its Treatments

Bone cancer may start in any particular part of the body and then spread gradually. The most common area where bone cancer may develop is the long bones of the arms and legs. This type of cancer is rare and not all bone tumours are cancerous. Bone cancers are named as per the locati... Read More

Bone Cancer and the Latest Advancements in Treatment

All the bones inside our bodies are formed with two types of cells, namely osteoclasts and osteoblasts. Osteoclast cells are responsible for dissolving old bones. On the other hand, osteoblast cells help in the formation and maintenance of new bones. In the normal scenario, our bone cells are aware of their growth limits. However, due to several reasons, our bones develop abnormal cells that grow uncontrollably. This results in the formation of a tumour. It is important to know that most of these tumours are harmless. Only a very f... Read More

How Bone Marrow Transplant Performed by Specialist

A Bone Marrow transplant is used to replace the bone marrow which is damaged or destroyed by disease, infection, or radiation. Also called Stem cell transplant, it is used to treat blood diseases and cancers such as leukemia, multiple myeloma, and some types of lymphoma. The transplant procedure includes taking the donor’s healthy blood cells and putting them in the patient’s bloodstream, where they begin to grow and make healthy blood cells. Bone Marrow, the soft, spongy tissues inside bones, makes red b... Read More

Proper Guidance to Understand All About Blood and Bone Cancer

Understand about Blood Cancer and Bone Cancer The human blood consists of multiple types of cells – platelets to assist in a blood clot, white blood cells to battle infections and red blood cells to ferry oxygen. Stem cells are from where they all originate. Stem cells can take the form of any of these blood cells upon maturity & cell division. However, in some cases, problems occur in this process... Read More

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