How are you? Bone tumor is an inexact term, which can be used for both benign and malignant abnormal growths found in bone.Bone tumors may be classified as "primary tumors" which originate in the bone, and "secondary tumors" which originate elsewhere.
The cause of bone tumors is unknown. They often arise in areas of rapid growth. Possible causes include inherited genetic mutations, radiation and trauma. As you already have a history of bone cancer running in the family it is important to get periodically evaluated for the same.
X-rays, CT scans, MRI and bone scans are useful in making diagnosis.
There are three main types of treatment for bone cancer: surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. These can be used either individually or combined with each other.
Depending upon the kind of the tumor and stage in which it is present treatment options vary.
Hi thank you for the reply I have had the test done and my doctor tells me that it looks benign but it still give me pain and have asked to have it removed but she seems like she is unwilling to do so. I am in the army and need to be able to do PT so I can stay in shape and this is not allowing me because when i work out it hurt some much that i can barely walk for about two weeks. Thoughts on what i should do.
How are you? There are many benign bone tumors that require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional, some of the most common ones are chondroblastoma, enchondroma, giant cell tumor and osteochondroma.
Diagnosis is made with the help of x-rays, CT scans, MRI scan, biopsy and bone scans. Treatment can be conservative or surgical and depends on the type of tumor existing. Surgical management can be done with bone grafting, amputation, bone reconstruction, removal of the tumor and physical therapy. The method of surgical treatment is decided by your doctor depending upon the type of tumor, extent of growth, possibility of invasion etc.
I would suggest that you take a second opinion in this regard. Hope this information helps.