Bone cancer took place when a tumor, or abnormal mass of tissue, forms in a bone. A tumor may be malignant i.e. referred to as cancerous. Bone cancer can begin in any bone, but it is most commonly affects the pelvis or the long bones in the arms and legs. Bone cancer is a rare cancer, which is less than 1 percent of all cancers.
Symptoms of bone cancer are bone pain, swelling near the affected area, fatigue, and unusually weight loss. Whereas Chondrosarcoma, Ewing sarcoma and Osteosarcoma are the common types of bone cancer. There are certain risks factors associated with bone cancer such as inherited genetic syndromes, Paget’s disease of bone and often use of radiation therapy for cancer.
Bone cancer treatment in India started with the diagnoses process bone scan, computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, and X-ray.
Treatment of bone cancer depends upon the stage of cancer, the age of the patient and also on the size and location of the tumor. Medications (includes chemotherapy, pain medications, cytotoxic drugs and many more), Radiation therapy (to kill cancer cells), surgery and alternative therapy are the required treatment for bone cancer.
Bone cancer treatment cost in India falls between the US $7000 and $9000. This included one week of hospitals stay, the cost of surgery, initial treatment, doctor’s fees, surgeon’s fees, bed charges, and hospital charges. There are many best hospitals in India for Bone Cancer, which provide cost-effective treatment.