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. Bone cancer is rare, making up less than 1 percent of all cancers. In fact, noncancerous bone tumors are much more common than cancerous ones.
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 or secondary bone cancers.
Symptoms of Bone Cancer
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
Unexplained Weight Loss
Surgery is the main stay for the treatment of both primary and secondary bone cancers in India. Surgery for bone cancers is done to perform the biopsy and remove the bone tumour.
In most of the cases that the best bone cancer specialist and surgeon would plan is to perform the biopsy together in one sitting.The best surgery performed is the one that removes the tumour clearly withour leaving any traces of it. If something is left behind it can lead to relapse of the disease. This type of surgery of removing the entire tumour is called wide margin excision. Most patients with tumors in the arms or legs can have limb-sparing surgery, but this depends on where the tumor is, how big it is, and whether it has grown into nearby structures.
Limb-salvage surgery is a very complex operation. To perform this type of surgery you need best bone cancer surgeon having skills in performing such surgeries. The challenge is to remove the entire tumor while still saving the nearby tendons, nerves, and blood vessels to keep as much of the limb’s function and appearance as possible. If the cancer has grown into these structures, they will need to be removed along with the tumor. In such cases, amputation may sometimes be the best option. The section of bone that is removed along with the osteosarcoma is replaced with a piece of bone from another part of the body or from another person called bone graft or using nail and plate to fix.
The cost of investigations for bone cancer is in the range of USD 500-700 in India while the cost of bone cancer surgery in India would be in the range of USD 6000-9500
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.
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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 Jagandeep Singh Virk and Dr Rajat Gupta - Orthopaedic Cancer Surgeon, Dr Amal Roy Chaudhoory and Dr Subodh Pande Radiation Oncologist.
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