Soft Tissue Sarcoma is group of cancer that grows in body in the connecting tissues that form the body. There are many types of soft tissue tumors, and not all of them are cancerous. Many benigntumors are found in soft tissues. The word benign means they're not cancer. These tumors can't spread to other parts of the body. Some soft tissue tumors behave in ways between a cancer and a non-cancer. However, when we talk about sarcoma that means cancer only. They can be found in any part of the body. Most of them start in the arms or legs. There are almost 50 types of soft tissue sarcomas.
Symptoms of Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Problem with diagnosis of of soft tissue sarcoma is that it mostly presents as painless lump. However, the symptoms may include:
Lump that is increasing in size
Stomach pain that gets worse
Passing black or bloody stool
Blood traces in vomit
Unexplained Weight Loss
The best part to start with when it comes to diagnosis of sarcoma in India is to see a good orthopaedic cancer specialist or a bone cancer surgeon who would be able to differentiate between a soft tissue sarcoma and lipoma. Meaning to say not all soft tissue growth are sarcomas, they can be lipomas which are harmless fat deposits. If the bone cancer specialist feels that this might be sarcoma then you could be advised
The cost of investigations for bone cancer is in the range of USD 500-700 in India while the cost of soft tissue sarcoma in India would depend upon the staging of of the cancer. In case chemotherapy or radiation therapy is required then the stay may be an extended one..
The hospital stay for soft tissue sarcoma would be 3-5 days and post discharge stay in India would be about 2 weeks. So you should ideally plan a trip for about 3-4 weeks to India for getting the complete treatment. You can send your reports by email or whatsapp to get an estimate about the cost of the treatment before arriving in India.
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Bone Tumour Surgery is best done by orthopaedic cancer or bone cancer surgeon in India. There are very few orthoapedic cancer or bone cancer surgeons in India. Dr Jagandeep Singh Virk is one of the best and extensively trained orthopaedic cancer or bone cancer surgeon available at Mohali, Punjab. Bone tumours are not very common but they can be very painful as they cause weakening of bones. Hence they need to be operated at the earliest.
Once you have been diagnosed with the bone tumour whether cancerous or benign you need to see a bone cancer or orthopaedic cancer specialist as soon as possible. Tumour can weaken the bones where they have grown and lead to fractures. Hence every patient who has been diagnosed with bone tumour needs to see the surgeon and get operated at th earliest.
During recovery, it is very important to keep your fingers moving to keep them from getting stiff. Your bone cancer surgeon will have you start walking at the right time for your fracture. Recovery time varies and depends on a lot of factors. It is not unusual for recovery to take months. Even then, some patients may have stiffness or aching. You will gradually start walking with support followed by walker then gradually to stick and then independently.
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