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Bone Cysts and Bone Tumor Treatment
Posted on 11/8/2021 by Dr. Michael Allard
When bone cells divide uncontrollably, they form a mass of abnormal tissue, leading to bone tumors. Finding out that someone we care about has a cyst or bone tumor is heartbreaking. It can cause a lot of panic and anxiety within the family. When we get such news, our main concern is treatment and successful recovery.
The good news is that most bone cysts are not life-threatening because they are noncancerous. If detected early, the chances are high that they will not spread to other body parts. There is a wide range of treatment options depending on the type of bone cyst detected.
Treatment methods can either be surgical or nonsurgical. To determine if you have a bone tumor, a medical professional will evaluate and conduct various tests on you. The outcome of the tests will determine which treatment option is best for you.
To successfully reduce the risk of disability or fractures, a doctor can recommend removing a tumor through amputation or surgical treatment. The surgery procedure, commonly known as limb salvage surgery, involves the removal of cancerous bone sections.
The process involves isolating nearby blood vessels, nerves, tendons, and muscles by leaving them intact. We replace the bone removed from your body with a donor's bone, a metallic implant, or a bone from a different part of your body. Those who undergo amputation have the option of getting a prosthetic limb.
Nonsurgical treatment options for noncancerous bone tumors involve medication. Cancerous bone cysts treatment options include radiation therapy and systematic treatment, commonly known as chemotherapy. Cancerous bone tumor treatment will depend on several things, such as the stage of the disease. For treatment and successful management of bone cysts and bone tumors, get in touch with us to consult our dentists.