The body is made of trillion of cells, most of which live and die in a regular pattern. However, genetic mutations may cause some cells to grow and divide rapidly without dying, causing the formation of a tumor. This type of growth can develop nearly anywhere in the body, including the skeletal system. Bone tumors can be malignant, meaning that they are cancerous, or benign. In either case, orthopedic experts can address tumors with multiple treatment measures. A benign tumor might demand a single surgical procedure to remove the abnormal mass. A malignant tumor may also require surgical treatment, but patients might also undergo chemotherapy or radiation therapy to stop the spreading of cancerous cells to other regions of the body. Chronic pain radiating from the tumor site is often the first indicator of a problem for people with this condition.
Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine offers expert treatment services for those diagnosed with bone tumors. If you would like to speak with an orthopedist, call us today at (718) 690-9520. You can also go to our website for more information on our complete orthopedic options for residents of the greater NYC region.