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Effective Methods for Treating Bone Cancer

By Vidiya Subscribe to RSS | January 16th 2012 | Views:
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There is variety of bone cancer treatment methods. The treatment for bone cancer depends on the location of cancer, extent of the tumor and the severity of the condition. The best treatment is recommended by the doctor. Patients usually have to undergo radiation therapy, chemotherapy and surgery for treating bone cancer. The treatment can either be done individually or by a combination of the three. The treatment will depend on the extent of bone cancer.

# Surgery

Surgery is a very common method for the treatment of bone cancer. This is usually done when the tumor is very big and its complete removal is necessary. A patient can resort to surgery when the entire bone and its surrounding parts are creating many problems for the patients. The complete bone is usually examined by the pathologist for checking if there is any tumor growth. If there is no removal of the tumor, the cells will start growing slowly. The entire area which covers the bone can be affected. There are many chances of recurrence of bone cancer. Thus, proper care must be taken while doing surgery. In the past, patients had to undergo amputations for removing bone cancer. Thus, with the introduction of sophisticated and new techniques, a person can get rid of tumor. If the tumor has not spread, it can be scraped and be replaced with a smaller bone graft.

# Bone grafting for the replacement of small bone

A small bone graft can address a smaller tumor. However, if damage is caused to the bone, the surgeon can go for a larger graft. This may also be a bone implant.

# Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is next referred to the patients. It surely helps a lot in the prevention of growth of cancer cells. Generally, chemotherapy is suggested by a medical oncologist prior to bone surgery. Thus, the tumor will shrink in size. This will make the surgery very easier. The success rate is very high. Chemotherapy is also suggested after surgery for prevention of further cell growth.

# Radiation for killing cancer cells

Radiation helps in killing bone cancer cells. This is usually done in very small doses. A few weeks are taken by this therapy. There is a variation in the dosage as well as the type of radiation. This is one of the most effective bone cancer treatment methods.

Thus, before choosing any of the bone cancer treatment methods, it is necessary to take a consultation from a doctor.

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