Yashoda Cancer Institute, Ghaziabad is one of the best oncology hospitals in India, as it is built on a legacy of clinical excellence and is a highly trusted integrated healthcare provider today. Our Sarcoma Program Specialists are dedicated to treating even the most complex cases, using cutting-edge tools and techniques to identify and treat Bone Cancers such as Osteosarcoma, Ewing's Sarcoma and Chondrosarcoma etc.
We at Yashoda Cancer Institute combine the best specialists and types of equipment to provide our patients with nothing short of the best in healthcare. We identify and treat bone cancer using cutting edge tools and advanced techniques, in order to comfort our cancer patients, through an empathetic approach using customised modular bone and joint prosthesis, with limb salvage, and even biological grafts.
Apart from cancer treatment, our specialists in physiotherapy, occupational therapy and prosthetics, address ‘quality of life’ issues of our patients to completely support them at each step of the way.
What Is Sarcoma And Bone Cancer?
A sarcoma cancer destroys the healthy bone tissue with the formation of malignant tumour of the bone. It is a cancer of the soft tissue (muscle, fat, nerve, or connective tissue) or bone.
The major types of Sarcoma and Bone Cancer include:
- Chondrosarcomas: Cartilage forming tumours
- Osteosarcomas: Bone forming tumours
- Fibrosarcomas: Fibrogenic Tissue forming tumours
What Are The Signs And Symptoms For Sarcoma And Bone Cancer?
Signs and symptoms of Sarcoma and Bone Cancer include:
- Bone pain
- A lump in the affected area
- Swelling and tenderness in the affected area
- Weakened bone, leading to fracture
- Unintended weight loss
How is Sarcoma And Bone Cancer Diagnosed?
To determine, if cancer has spread to another part of the body, doctors may conduct many tests. Sarcoma And Bone Cancer are diagnosed using the following tests:
- Bone scan
- Computerized tomography (CT)
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Positron emission tomography (PET)
- Staging Tests
What Are The Treatments For Sarcoma And Bone Cancer?
Some treatments to remove or destroy cancer within the healthy bone tissue and nearby tissues include:
- Surgical process: A doctor aims to remove the bone tumour and some of the tissue that is in the surrounding areas where cancer may have spread.
- Radiation therapy: High energy waves, such as X-rays, are used to kill cancer cells.
- Chemotherapy: Powerful medicines are used to kill cancer cells.
- Targeted therapy: This therapy aims to kill cancer's specific genes, proteins, or the tissue environment that contributes to cancer growth and survival.
- Immunotherapy: Using medicines to destroy cancer by boosting the body's immune system or natural defences.
A patient might get a combination of hormone therapy, chemotherapy, or targeted therapy along with surgery or radiation. This multidisciplinary approach will help in treating the cancer cells that are left behind during other forms of treatment.
Precautions You Should Take To Avoid Sarcoma And Bone Cancer
- Drink lots of water.
- Individuals need to be aware of their genes for any history of malignant cancer.
- A key to keep a fit body is a diet rich in nutrition.
- Keep a healthy weight.
- Be physically more active, exercise for at least 30 minutes daily.
- Keep tobacco off-limit and avoid too much alcohol consumption.
Are There Any Risk Factors Involved?
Some of the major factors that lead to Sarcoma and Bone Cancer include:
- Age (children): Osteosarcoma occurs in people between the ages of 10 and 19.
- Age (adults): Chondrosarcoma occurs in older adults, risk increases with age.
- Family History: People with a family history of sarcoma.
- Paget's disease of bone: If a person has a bone disorder called Paget's disease.
- Inherited genetic syndromes: People with a rare genetic disorder like Li-Fraumeni syndrome, retinoblastoma, Gardner syndrome, or neurofibromatosis.
- Radiation exposure: A person has a medical history of exposure to radiation for the treatment of cancer.
- Hereditary retinoblastoma: Individuals with a type of eye cancer hereditary retinoblastoma that most commonly affects very young children.