November 24, 2017, 12:31 pm
Shillong (Meghalaya);Cancers affecting the bone is quite rare(<1% of all cancers) and need specialized training and resources for proper diagnosis and treatment. Traditionally amputation of the limb was the only option for achieving complete removal of the tumor, but many patients find this unacceptable.
Medical advancements have offered respite to patients with bone cancer, ensuring that the limbs are not amputated. Such specialized procedures are called “Limb Salvage Surgeries” and are performed in selected centres in India.