An excision of a tumour is a surgical treatment that addresses bone tumours (abnormal growths appearing in bone tissue), usually in the form of a lump or mass. They appear when cells—for reasons not yet fully understood—divide and grow in an irregular, uncontrolled way. When a tumour forms in a bone, it can begin taking the place of normal, healthy tissue, weakening the bone’s structure and making it more susceptible to fracture.
Most bone tumours are benign—in other words, not cancerous or life-threatening. In some cases, a malignant, cancerous tumour arises, and its cells may be spread to other parts of the body through the blood or lymphatic systems. With either type of a tumour (benign or malignant), your doctor may determine that the best course of treatment is tumour surgery, also known as excision of a tumour.
A bone tumour can sometimes cause considerable discomfort and limit your use of the limb or joint affected. In some cases, a malignant bone tumour can be fatal, particularly if cancer spreads to other parts of the body (metastasizes). If you have any reason to suspect that you have a bone tumour, you may, in fact, need tumour treatment, so it is very important that you seek immediate medical attention.Get a free Quote