A bone tumor is an abnormal cell or tissue growing in a bone. It can be either benign or malignant. People with benign bone tumor often do not have obvious symptoms. Sometimes a benign bone tumor will recover by itself. But sometimes a surgery to remove the tumor may be considered.
A bone tumor is a condition when there is certain abnormal lump or mass growing in a bone. The abnormal growing tissues may replace healthy tissue with abnormal tissues. Eventually it may weaken the structures of bones. Meanwhile, a bone tumor may be benign or malignant.
The cause of a benign bone tumor is unknown. Over growth of bones, stimulations of inflammation, metabolic problems, congenital defects of bones, radiation and injury can be possible causes. Bone tumors of the benign type occur more often than malignant ones. Though a benign tumor will remain at the same place and will not spread into other tissues, the size of a benign tumor can still enlarge. And a benign bone tumor is named according to the original cell type, for example, osteoma starts from bone cells (osteoblasts), chondroma starts from cartilage cells (chondroblasts), and osteochondroma starts from both bone cells and cartilage cells. People with a benign bone tumor usually do not have obvious symptoms. However, a palpable mass can be the first sign of a benign tumor, and then pain may come later. Since bone tumors can weaken the structure of bones, most of the people find a benign bone tumor after a fracture happens.
The treatments of a benign bone tumor will depend on the severity. Some benign bone tumors may recover after a period of time and do not need treatment. It is recommended to visit a doctor regularly and have a regular follow-up. Regular imaging tests such as x-rays can see if the tumor shrinks or grows. For some cases, surgery may be needed to remove the tumor.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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