A bone tumor is abnormal cell or tissue growth in a bone. It can be either benign or malignant. The treatment of malignant bone tumors often includes surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy.
A bone tumor is a condition involving the growth of an abnormal lump or mass in a bone. The abnormal growing tissue may replace healthy tissue with the abnormal tissue. Eventually it may weaken the structure of the bones. A bone tumor can be benign or malignant. Malignant bone tumors can be classified either as primary or secondary.
The cause of a benign bone tumor is unknown. Overgrowth of bones, the stimulation of inflammation, metabolic problems, congenital defects of bones, radiation and injury are possible causes. A malignant bone tumor can be categorized as either a primary or a secondary bone tumor. Primary bone tumors originate from bone cells (either conjunctive tissue or bone marrow tissue). The common primary bone tumors include chondrosarcoma, multiple myeloma, osteosarcoma, fibrosarcoma and Ewing’s sarcoma. Secondary bone tumors are metastases, which means they originate from the other parts of the body, and the cause may be any kind of cancer that may spread the malignant cells to bones via blood vessels. Bone metastases are especially often seen in prostate and breast cancer. People with malignant bone tumors often have symptoms such as bone fracture, bone pain, and a palpable swollen mass. Besides, patients may suffer from general symptoms such as fever, loss of weight and excessive sweating at night.
The treatments of a malignant bone tumor will depend on the severity and type. However, it includes chemotherapy, radiation therapy or surgery. Surgery is often necessary to remove the affected tissues and the tumor. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy can be used to destroy the cancer cells. This will be used either to destroy remaining cancer cells after surgery or the shrink the tumor before surgery.
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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