Bone cancer can begin in any bone in the body, but it most commonly affects the pelvis or the long bones in the arms and legs. Most of the tumours seen in the bone are non cancerous or benign. There are very less tumours that are cancerous or non treatable.
The cancers in other body parts metastatize into the bones but then they are not termed as bone cancers and are known as metastasis of the primary cancer.
Symptoms of Benign Bone Tumour
Look for the following symptoms that may be a warning sign for bone cancer:
Pain in any Bone
Swelling in the region
Weak bone leading to fracture
The tumours of bone can be detected through radiological investigations like X-ray, CT Scan or MRI. However, the first step should always be consultation with a good bone cancer surgeon or a orthopaedic onco surgeon. He needs to evaluate the patient advise the best investigations.
Surgery - Surgery is the best and the most preferred line of treatment by most of the orthopaedic and bone cancer surgeons in India. The surgery depends upon the size of the tumour, location of the tumour and the symptoms that it is giving. Surgery removes the tumor and rebuilds new, healthy bone where the tumor was removed. The likelihood that the tumor will come back is low, usually less than 5%. Some tumors, such as osteoid osteoma, are frequently treated by radio frequency ablation or thermal necrosis.
The cost of investigations for bone tumour is in the range of USD 500-700 in India while the cost of bone tumour surgery in India would be in the range of USD 5000-8000.
The hospital stay for bone cancer surgery would be 3-5 days and post discharge stay in India would be about 2 weeks. So you should ideally plan a trip for about 3-4 weeks to India for getting the complete treatment. You can send your reports by email or whatsapp to get an estimate about the cost of the treatment before arriving in India.
The boarding and lodging cost for the patient and one attendant in a decent airconditioned guest house would be around USD 40-60 per day. For query please whatsapp at +91-9958222443 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancer treatment requires high quality equipments and care. Hence in India cancer hospitals are majorly tertiary care setups. Some of the best cancer hospitals in India with best in class facilities are located in Delhi/NCR and Mumbai. In Delhi/NCR we have hospitals like Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon, India whcih is considered as one of the most advanced hospitals for cancer treatment. Apart from Fortis we have Paras Hospital Gurgaon, India which is a great setup for cancer surgeries. Similarly in Munbai we have Nanavati hospital which offers great cancer treatment facilities all the way from cancer surgery, chemotherapy, liver transplant, bone marrow transplant and even heart and lung transplants.
Our Hospitals have the latest MRI, CT Scan, Digital X-Ray, Mammography, Ultrasound, Colour Doppler, PET CT Scan, Gamma Camera (Nuclear Medicine Scans), Image Guided Radiation Therapy, Gamma Knife, Cyber Knife etc which gives us the diagnostic and theraputic confidence for providing the right treatment.
Modular fully equipped Operation Theatres with hepa-filters for zero infection rate and C-Arm backed by a state of art ICU helps us in providing world class treatment to our patients. Similarly in cases of transplant our well equipped isolation rooms ensure a zero infection rate which is very important for transplant patients as they have compromised immunity after the surgery.
Our team of doctors include some of the best names from the Indian Medical Fraternity. Dr Ankur Garg - Liver Transplant and Hepato Biliary and Pancreatinc Cancer Surgeon, Dr Kaushal Yadav, Dr Niranjan Naik, Dr Rama Joshi, Dr Sumita Singh, Dr Priyanjana Sharma, Rajiv Yadav- Cancer Surgeon, Dr Pradeep Bansal and Dr Fateh Singh Kidney Transplant Surgeon, Dr Rahul Bhargava and Dr Dharma Choudhary - Bone Marrow Transplant Specialist, Dr Vinod Raina, Dr Suresh Advani - Medical Oncologist, Dr Sandeep Attawar and Dr Hemant Pathare - Heart & Lung Transplant Surgeon, Dr Rajat Gupta - Orthopaedic Cancer Surgeon, Dr Amal Roy Chaudhoory and Dr Subodh Pande Radiation Oncologist.
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