Bone tumors treated with
Interventional Radiology

Team of Dr. Charalambous - Nicosia, Cyprus

Bone tumors

If there is an abnormal growth or cell division in bones, it produces a mass of tissues which is called a bone tumor. Bone tumors are of two kinds, one is called the primary tumor, and the other is called the secondary tumor. The primary tumor is the one that is produced in the bone. On the other hand, the secondary tumor is the one formed in some other area of the body and then reaches to the bone.

A primary bone tumor is further divided into two types; one is benign, which is non-cancerous, and the other is malignant, which is cancerous. Almost every bone in your body is capable of developing bone cancer. However, bone cancer’s most common occurrence is in long bones, which are in your arms and legs. Bone cancer has many types, but the most common are Ewing’s sarcoma, Chondrosarcoma and Osteosarcoma.

There are many symptoms, but the most common symptoms are reduced functioning in the area, which has bone cancer. There is also an increased risk of fracture and severe pain.
A doctor can use several methods to diagnose a person who has bone cancer. The plans include MRI, radiograms which use X-rays. Bone Scintigraphy is another diagnostic test, which involves the use of radioisotopes which are connected to the external detectors. The detectors identify and turn in 2d structures or images of the affected area. The doctor can also recommend a CT Scan for bone cancer diagnosis. The doctor can use any of these procedures to diagnose the problem during the checkup.
For the treatment of bone cancer, the best option or practice is a multi-disciplinary approach. In this approach, the doctors of the different fields come together as a team and choose the best course of treatment, which is the most beneficial for the patient who has bone cancer. A multi-disciplinary approach has many positive results, as it improves the functionality of the area, which is inflicted by bone cancer. This approach helps in lessening the pain or making it go away altogether so the patient can find some relief. In the worst-case scenario, when the cancer is threatening your life, the multi-disciplinary approach can even prolong your survival.
The treatments you will get for the treatment of bone cancer include chemotherapy, surgery, radiotherapy, and bisphosphonates - the drugs which prohibit the bones from losing mass.
There are also many local and systemic therapies which will help the patient by mitigating or curing bone tumor. Local therapies include interventional treatments like Vertebroplasty, Osteoplasty, Embolization, and ablation techniques. Ablation techniques cover microwave ablation, radiofrequency ablation, cryoablation, focused ultrasound, and laser ablation.
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