A bone tumour may typically develop as an uncontrolled mass of tissue that becomes a lump. These lumps may or may not be cancerous. It may be a hereditary condition, or even caused due to past radiation therapy.
HOW IS BONE TUMORS DIAGNOSED?
The oncologist will perform a physical exam and may suggest tests which include:
• Alkaline phosphatase blood level
• Bone biopsy
• Bone scan
• Chest x-ray
• CT scan of the chest
• MRI of the bone and surrounding tissue
• X-ray of bone and surrounding tissue
HOW IS BONE TUMORS TREATED?
Treatment may include:
• Surgery to remove the tumor in some cases.
• Radiation therapy for cancerous bone tumors