About Pelvic Bone Cancer

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Pelvic bone cancer is a type of cancer that rarely occurs. An individual with this type of cancer will normally feel slight tingling pain in the pelvic region at first, where the pain starts to intensify, as the cancer progresses. Tumor may also occur at the starting stage, and the person will have difficulties to no ability to move. Because of the intensified pain, the person will have difficulties overall, and not just because of the immobility. And worse, the pelvic region can also be prone to breaking, especially when the tumor is already big enough to cause pressure to the bones and break it.

The pain that the person feels when suffering from pelvic cancer can be explained through the following symptoms:

  • Pain is normally felt first inches below the naval area
  • Bladder incontinence
  • Problem in bowel movements
  • Weight loss
  • Abnormally enlarged lymph nodes
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Difficulties in moving
  • Stiff bones
  • Lumps and masses found close to the affected bone
  • Bone tenderness
  • Anemia
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

With all of the symptoms associated with the pelvic cancer, pain is the most predominant. Pain happens because of the pressure caused by the growing tumor beside it. People will not realize this at once, as they will likely feel it only after a long sleep at night, or when they have performed strenuous physical activities. Every day, the tumor grows. Moreover, by the time it is already big, it will already push pressure to the bone and the surrounding muscles. By this time, the tumor should be treated already, and removed, because if not, big tumors can definitely break your bones. The pain can be very excruciating because pain is felt all over not just in the bones, but in the muscles, nerves, and organ surrounding the affected area as well.

Some bone cancers that triggers the pelvic problem are Chondrosarcoma and Ewing. These two types of bone cancers are not really pelvic cancers, but they do have the highest possibility to affect the pelvic region and start the problem.

Just like other types of cancers, pelvic bone cancer can be treated. Although there is no guarantee for immediate and sure cure, people who are suffering from the said cancer can choose to have bone surgery in order to remove the tumor and cancer cells, and undergo chemotherapy or radiation therapy, which uses radiation that kills and eliminates majority of the cancer cells, and greatly reduce the size of the tumor that is detected inside your body.

The pelvic bone cancer can happen to anyone; young or old. It can also kill, especially if the person did not receive immediate and proper treatment. There are medications that can prevent pelvic cancer, but then again, regular checkups with the doctor is still recommended, because your doctor have full knowledge on how to detect this kind of disease, that can kill people no matter what the age is, the race, and gender.