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A benign, intermediate, or malignant neoplasm involving the bone or articular cartilage

Symptoms of Bone Tumours

The following features are indicative of Bone Tumours:
  • bone pain
  • swelling and tenderness near the affected area
  • broken bone
  • fatigue
  • unintended weight loss

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Common Causes of Bone Tumours

The following are the most common causes of Bone Tumours:
  • osteosarcoma
  • chondrosarcoma
  • ewing's sarcoma
  • genetic mutations in IDH1 or IDH2 genes

Risk Factors for Bone Tumours

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Bone Tumours:
  • inherited genetic syndromes
  • Paget's disease of bone
  • radiation therapy for cancer
  • older age
  • Ollier disease
  • Mafucci syndrome

Prevention of Bone Tumours

No, it is not possible to prevent Bone Tumours.
  • genetic mutations in IDH1 or IDH2 genes

Occurrence of Bone Tumours

Common Age Group

Bone Tumours most commonly occurs in the following age group:
  • Aged between 20-35 years

Common Gender

Bone Tumours can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Bone Tumours

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Bone Tumours:
  • Bone scan: To diagnose the changes in bones
  • Computerized tomography (CT): To produce cross-sectional images of bones
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): To form pictures of the anatomy and the physiology of bones
  • Positron emission tomography (PET): To observe metabolic process of bones
  • X ray: To produce a two-dimensional picture of the bones

Doctor for Diagnosis of Bone Tumours

Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Bone Tumours:
  • Oncologist

Complications of Bone Tumours if untreated

Yes, Bone Tumours causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Bone Tumours is left untreated:
  • pain
  • reduced function
  • side effects of chemotherapy
  • spread of the cancer to other nearby tissues (metastasis)

Procedures for Treatment of Bone Tumours

The following procedures are used to treat Bone Tumours:
  • Surgery: To remove the cancer but spare the limb
  • Chemotherapy: To kill cancer cells
  • Radiation therapy: To destroy the cancer cells

Patient Support for Treatment of Bone Tumours

The following actions may help Bone Tumours patients:
  • Talk to doctor: Learn enough about cancer to make decisions about how to take care
  • Family support: Keep friends and family close
  • Join support groups: Counselor, medical social worker, clergy member or cancer support group to talk

Time for Treatment of Bone Tumours

While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Bone Tumours to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
  • Disease cannot be treated but only maintained or effects reduced

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Bone Tumours.

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