Sarcoma and Bone Tumours Program
SarcomaCancerous tumors of the connective tissue are called sarcomas. Normal connective tissue includes fat, blood vessels, nerves, bones, muscles, deep skin tissues and cartilage. Sarcomas are divided into 2 main groups- bone sarcomas and soft tissue sarcomas. Sarcomas can develop in both adults and children. Most sarcomas are diagnosed after biopsy of a lump in the arm or leg. Once diagnosed, an MRI and CT scan are usually arranged. With its state-of-the-art equipment, facilities and experienced staff, BLK Cancer Centre offers comprehensive and compassionate cancer care to patients with sarcoma.
The dedicated team of physicians, surgeons, radiologists and pathologists work in close collaboration to offer patient centric focus, a multidisciplinary approach and cost effective solutions to handle all the medical needs of the patient.
- When cells divide abnormally and uncontrollably, they can form a lump of tissue called a tumor. Bone tumors form in the bones and can either be malignant or benign.
- Benign tumors are not cancerous; however, they may grow and compress healthy bone tissue.
- Malignant bone tumors on the other hand are cancerous and allow cancer to spread throughout the body.