Osteosarcoma treatment

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Learn about Osteosarcoma

Osteosarcoma is a type of cancer that initiates in the bone. This aggressive tumor primarily affects the long bones in the body, such as those in the arms and legs, although it can start in any bone. Its prevalence is rare, with about 800 to 900 new cases per year in the United States, mostly affecting teenagers and young adults. Given its severity, learning about natural treatment options alongside conventional treatments is becoming an area of growing interest for patients and healthcare professionals alike.


The exact causes of osteosarcoma remain unclear; however, it is believed to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Certain genetic disorders, radiation exposure, and having a family history of the disease may increase the risk of developing osteosarcoma. It's also more commonly seen in individuals who have had rapid bone growth during adolescence.


Signs and symptoms

- Pain in the affected bone, which might worsen at night or with activity - Swelling and tenderness near the affected area - A palpable lump on the bone or bone region - Fractures that occur more easily than expected - Fatigue - Unintended weight loss - Limited range of motion if the tumor is near a joint

Diagnosing Osteosarcoma

Diagnosing osteosarcoma typically begins with a physical examination, focusing on pain, swelling, and the range of motion in the affected area. Imaging tests like X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs are crucial for visualizing the tumor and determining its extent. A biopsy, where a small sample of the tumor is removed and examined under a microscope, is the definitive way to diagnose osteosarcoma. This helps in identifying the type of cells involved and the aggressiveness of the cancer.


Prevention and natural treatment

Prevention of osteosarcoma involves reducing exposure to the potential risks associated, though, for many, the exact cause is unknown making specific prevention challenging. Attention to good nutritional practices and maintaining a healthy lifestyle may contribute to overall bone health. In terms of treatment, functional medicine offers a holistic approach that complements standard treatment modalities like chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation therapy. Nutritional therapy, focusing on a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins, can support the body’s immune system and possibly slow the growth of cancer cells. Supplements such as vitamin D and calcium might also be recommended to support bone health, but it's crucial these are taken under the guidance of a healthcare professional to ensure they do not interfere with conventional cancer treatments. Physical therapy is another integral part of the treatment for osteosarcoma to help maintain muscle strength and joint flexibility, which can be affected by the tumor and the treatment processes. Additionally, many patients find relief in complementary therapies such as acupuncture, massage, and mindfulness practices to manage pain and improve their overall well-being during treatment. Combining these natural and conventional treatments requires a careful and tailored approach, ideally coordinated by a team of healthcare professionals experienced in oncology and functional medicine.

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