Bone cancer may develop in any bone of your body. Bone cancer is most likely to attack pelvic bone or long bones of legs and arms. There are a few types of bone cancer that primarily attack children, whereas some other types are mainly observed in adults, says Dr. Soumen Das, best known for bone cancer surgery in Kolkata.
“Bone cancer”, this term only means cancer that has begun in any of your bones and not those cancers that have started elsewhere initially and have spread to the bones. In most cases, if the cancer is diagnosed early, surgery followed by chemotherapy and radiation therapy is the treatment that cures the condition.
Symptoms of bone cancer:
- Sharp pain in the bone
- Swelling can be observed along with tenderness near the area that has been affected by cancer
- The bones get weak and become fragile
- Bones may lead to fracture also
- Weight loss that is unexplained and unintended
The above-mentioned symptoms are not to be neglected at any cost, says Dr. Soumen Das, who is considered the best for bone cancer treatment in Kolkata.
Does bone cancer spread?
Yes, bone cancer spreads. Some bone tumors do not let cancer develop, whereas malignant tumors allow cancer to grow faster and spread rapidly, says a renowned doctor of bone cancer surgery based in Kolkata.
Some examples of benign bone tumors:
Benign tumors do not affect other nearby organs since those are not cancerous tumors. But those may create pressure on other organs if you keep your symptoms untreated for a long time. The pressure may cause intense pain.
- Osteoid osteoma
- Fibrous dysplasia of the bone
- Aneurismal bone cyst
Examples of malignant bone tumors:
Malignant tumors spread in other organs of your body through the bloodstream and lymph system. Those tumors grow and develop fast ad captures other parts of your body, says Dr. Soumen Das, well known for his numerous bone cancer surgeries in Kolkata.
- Ewing’s sarcoma
- Malignant fibrous histiocytoma
What is bone metastasis?
When your cancer starts to develop in other organs and then spreads to bones and captures your bones, it is called bone metastasis. This is also known as secondary bone cancer. When cancer spreads from other organs, it captures the lungs and liver first. After that, cancer spreads to the bones.
The survival rate of bone cancer and bone metastasis depends on the type and stage of cancer that you have been affected by. Early detection and treatment increase the chances of getting cured completely. So, if any of you face symptoms related to bone cancer or bone metastasis, consult Dr. Soumen Das, as you will be provided with the best bone cancer treatment in Kolkata.