This type of cancer causes an immature bone and can be found at the end of the long bones like the arms and the legs of the patient. The condition can give rise to a low grade tumour or even a high grade tumour that will require an aggressive form of treatment. It may be caused due to radiation rendered to a certain part of the body.
HOW IS OSTEOSARCOMA DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the Osteosarcoma is usually done by an orthopaedic who would do an X-ray and also a bone biopsy if needed.
HOW IS OSTEOSARCOMA TREATED?
Treatment for Osteosarcoma include surgery and getting the malignant tissues and cells out. Alongside the surgery, radiation and chemotherapy are also given to restrict these cells. Plus, post the treatment medicines like Mifamurtide are also given to help patients regain strength and boost immunity.
DID YOU KNOW?
Osteosarcoma is the eighth-most common form of childhood cancer, comprising 2.4% of all malignancies in pediatric patients, and about 20% of all primary bone cancers.