A bone tumor forms when the cells inside the bone divide uncontrollably, resulting in a lump or mass of abnormal tissue.
In most cases, bone tumors are benign (not cancerous). Most benign tumors do not pose a life-threatening threat and do not spread to other parts of the body. Tumors can be treated in many ways, from observation to surgery to remove the tumor.
There are some bone tumors that are malignant (cancerous). The cancer cells can spread throughout the body when malignant bone tumors metastasize. It is almost always necessary to combine chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery for malignant tumors.
In any part of the body, bone cancer can occur, but it mostly affects the pelvic region and the long bones in the arms and legs. Hereditary factors and previous radiation exposures are thought to play some roles in the development of this cancer, even though the cause of this cancer is still unknown.
There are several types of bone tumors, and they can develop in any part of the bone. Depending on where the tumor develops, it can affect the surface of the bone as well as the bone marrow. Even a benign bone tumor weakens bones and destroys healthy tissue, increasing their vulnerability to fracture.
There are two types of cancerous bone tumors: primary and secondary. Unlike secondary bone cancers, primary bone cancers start in the bone, whereas secondary bone cancers begin elsewhere in the body and then spread to the bone. The term metastatic bone cancer also refers to secondary bone cancers.
What Are The Treatments for a Lump on a Child's Shin Bone?
There are various advanced treatment techniques and effective medical approaches that are followed to diagnose and treat the cancers in the musculoskeletal system that includes lumps on a child's shin bone, bones, and soft tissues in children. Children and adolescents with malignant or benign tumors of the bones, soft tissues, and muscles are treated by orthopedic oncologists.
Which Bone Cancer Conditions are Treated at Any Leading Medical Facility?
From infancy to adolescence, orthopedic oncologists at leading medical centers diagnose and treat soft tissue and bone tumors in children. Children and teenagers or young adults are most likely to develop osteosarcoma, which is the most common form of bone cancer. Among the most complex types of malignant bone tumors treated at a top medical facility such as Hope AMC in Dubai are:
The Following Types of Bone Sarcomas are Treated:
The most common osteosarcomas in young children and adolescents are Ewing's Sarcoma and osteosarcomas.
Sarcomas of the bone and other types
The Following Types of Soft Tissue Sarcomas are Treated:
Synovial Cell Sarcoma
Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma
Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor
The Pediatric Oncology team at Hope AMC specializes in providing family-centered, compassionate, and nurturing care for children and teenagers with cancer. The parents are thoroughly informed of the child's condition and treatment options after a thorough medical examination. Osteosarcoma is a very rare disease, but it is treated by a highly skilled team of Orthopedic Oncologists at Hope AMC.