Getting diagnosed with any type of stage 4 cancer is normally a cause for deep concern and worry and bone cancer is no different. However, due to medical advancements today, there exist treatments, so don’t lose hope if you find yourself in such a situation. This article provides a rundown of these available treatments so that can survive stage 4 bone cancer.
At this dangerous stage of bone cancer, it is common that doctors opt for surgery in order to physically remove as much of the tumor as possible. This may also involve removing healthy tissue around it to make sure that it doesn’t spread any further. However, the tumor may have spread so much that the best decision is to remove part or an entire limb. This is obviously not an easy decision to make, but when you weigh it up against the possibility of dying, it’s actually not a difficult one to make.
This involves the use of drugs to destroy cancer cells in the body. It also prevents cancerous cells from dividing. While this treatment has a good rate of success, it comes with severe side effects such as the onset of anemia, fever, loss of hair, vomiting, nausea and even sterility.
This involves using powerful x-rays to destroy cancer cells in your body. This has been known to be effective in removing a majority of cancer cells especially the ones that can’t be reach or safely removed with surgery. However, there are some side effects such as fatigue and skin irritation.
I hope this article has been able to convince you and give you hope that you (or anyone else for that matter) can survive stage 4 bone cancer.
by Martin Sejas