Tumour Cases

Unfortunately the skeleton is a common place for cancers to spread to, especially the lower limbs and pelvis. The common cancers to do this are from Breast, Lung, Thyroid, Prostate and Kidney. Some blood cancers also spread commonly to the bone, e.g. myeloma and lymphoma.

The main symptom is that of pain, leading to restricted mobility. Untreated there is a risk the bone can weaken and break. Any patient with severe bone pain should therefore seek medical advice. We receive a number of referrals from oncologists (cancer doctors). Treatment may consist of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or other specialised treatments to control pain and strengthen the bone.

If the bone is very weak or the cancer is near a joint and not responding to other treatment, then surgery may be necessary. This may involve strengthening the bone by placing a rod inside the bone (intramedullary nail), or performing a specialised joint replacement and removing the diseased bone (massive endoprosthesis). The decision making in this setting is made in conjunction with the oncologist.

Xray showing an extensive mass in the upper thing bone (femur)

X-ray showing an extensive mass in the upper thing bone (femur)

 

TC2MRI showing the same patient with tumour inside and outside the bone. This is malignant melanoma that has spread to the bone

MRI showing the same patient with tumour inside and outside the bone. This is malignant melanoma that has spread to the bone

 

 

 

TC3

Surgery was performed to remove the entire cancerous bone and replace it with a giant hip replacement (massive endoprosthesis).

I want to thank Mr. Datta for taking such good care of me during both hip replacement procedures. It was my first major surgery and he helped calm my nerves. Both surgeries were successful and the after care was excellent. I am now completely pain free and able to do things I was not able to do for a number of years.

S Kirby

I must say my overall experience at Spire under Mr Datta was first class and I am very grateful to all involved

Peter L

My care and treatment has been excellent. From my first consultation through to my surgery, I have been kept well informed and have had all the information I’ve needed to ensure the surgery went well and that I make a speedy recovery. I would highly recommend Mr Datta.

Mr King

I had a total knee replacement done and had the best care. Yes did experience a long wait to go to surgery but that's expected in most hospitals. Was in for 3 days and couldn't fault the care, nurses and cleanliness of the hospital. Lovely food. One nurse in particular always managed to make me smile

P Elliott

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