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9 common bone sarcoma: myths and facts
Posted by UHC Staffing on February 10, 2022

9 common bone sarcoma: myths and facts

The adult human skeletal system comprises 206 bones. Bones safeguard internal organs and allow us to stand and move by attaching themselves to muscles. Bones are connected to each other through bands of strong fibrous tissue known as ligaments. Bones are hollow and filled with marrow, a spongy, red tissue that produces blood cells.

Cancer can start in any part of the body, including the bones. Sometimes, cancer occurs when healthy cells in the bone change and grow into a mass called a tumor. A bone tumor can be both benign and cancerous.

There are three kinds of connective tissue cancers of the bone: Chordoma, Chondrosarcoma, and Ewing sarcoma or osteosarcoma.

This blog will discuss 9 common bone sarcoma myths and facts. If you work in Surgical Tech Jobs California, read ahead.

9 common bone sarcoma myths and facts

Myth: Superfoods usually prevent bone sarcoma.

Fact: Superfoods are typically beneficial in enhancing a body’s immunity. However, no single food or nutrient can prevent cancer.

 

Myth: A needle biopsy can disturb cancer cells and cause them to move to other body parts.

Fact: A correctly performed biopsy doesn’t accelerate or spread the growth of cancer cells to other parts of your body. You should visit a specialized center or doctor to get a biopsy.

 

Myth: The most effective bone cancer treatment is removing it entirely instead of going for a biopsy.

Fact: Performing a biopsy is the first and best approach to bone cancer, and this is because only a biopsy can determine the exact nature of the cancer.

 

Myth: There is no hope left in Stage 4 bone sarcoma.

Fact: This is far from true. New developments in radiation, chemotherapy, and cancer surgery are happening every day. In addition, there are new clinical trials, drugs, gene and stem cell replacement treatments, etc. Bone sarcoma patients have a significant chance of survival even in Stage 4.

 

Myth: Sarcoma treatment has many negative side effects and hurts more than it cures.

Fact: While it is true that cancer treatments have side effects like nausea and hair loss, it is not entirely true. Side effects vary from patient to patient, and several drugs are available to address the side effects.

 

Myth: Sarcoma surgery means amputation.

Fact: Amputations are sometimes required; however, doctors prioritize limb preservation during sarcoma surgery. There are also several ways to reconstruct amputated limbs using allografts.

 

Myths: Some patients cannot withstand cancer treatment

Fact: Cancer treatment plans are only offered to patients after their doctors are certain that the patient has the potential to withstand the treatment. Patients go through a detailed evaluation before such a conclusion is reached.

 

We hope these facts and myths help alleviate your patient's concerns when working in physical therapy New Jersey.

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