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Best Bone Tumor & Soft Tissue Tumor Doctor in Bangalore

Dr. Deepak G Shivarathre has treated hundreds of patients with muscoskeletal cancers and is considered the Best Bone Tumor & Soft Tissue Tumor Doctor in Bangalore. 
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Bone tumor & Soft Tissue Tumor doctor in Bangalore

Best Bone Tumor & Soft Tissue Tumor Doctor in Bangalore

Dr. Deepak specializes in treating various musculoskeletal cancers.  In fact he was instrumental in establishing a Regional referral center for metastatic bone disease at Liverpool for the north of England, before coming back to his native place - Bangalore.  Dr. Deepak G Shivarathre is considered one of the Best Bone Tumor and Soft Tissue Tumor Doctor in Bangalore. Dr. Deepak is available for consultation at Spire Clinic - Malleswaram and also at Fortis Hospital - Richmond Road.

What is a Tumor?

Tumors are lumps in the tissue which forms when the cells in the bone divide uncontrollably. Tumors can occur in any part of the body. Tumors are of two types : Benign and Malignant. Benign tumors are those tumors which are non-cancerous and do not spread to other parts of the body. Malignant tumors are cancerous tumors and can spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body. 

When the tumor starts in the bone it is called Bone tumor. When the tumor starts in the soft tissues around the bones it is called soft tissue tumor. Malignant or Cancerous tumors that start in the Bones or Soft tissue are called as Sarcoma.

Bone Tumor

Bone tumors start in the bones, such as in the spine, leg bones, ribs or arm bones. Benign bone tumors are much more common than malignant bone tumors. Some common benign tumors are Nonossifying fibromas, osteochondromas and Unicameral bone cysts. Common Malignant tumors are Ewing Sarcoma and Osteosarcoma. Bone tumors are found most often in children and young adults.

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Soft Tissue Tumor

Soft tissue sarcoma starts in connective tissue, which includes the Blood vessels, fat cells, Lymph nodes, Muscles, nerves and tendons. Soft tissue sarcoma can occur anywhere in the body, but most commonly they occur in the arms and legs, and in the abdomen. There are many subtypes of soft tissue sarcoma and they can affect children and adults.

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Symptoms - Bone & Soft Tissue 

Symptoms of tumors in the bones and soft tissues can be hard to identify as it can overlap with other conditions. As these tumors can occur anywhere in the body the symptoms can vary, and depend on the type of tumor, its location and how much it has grown or spread. Some general guidelines are listed below.

Bone cancer symptoms may include pain in the affected bone, swelling near the affected bone, broken bones and fatigue.

Soft tissue sarcoma may not have early symptoms, but may later be a lump or swelling and may cause pain if it presses on a nerve or muscle.

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Diagnosis - Bone & Soft Tissue

During your first visit, Dr. Deepak G Shivarathre will talk to you about your symptoms and medical history. Next he will do a through physical examination as per protocols. Depending on the case, he may prescribe the below tests to determine the source of your tumor / pain.

  • X-rays & Ultrasound
  • Bone Scan
  • CT / MRI Scan 
  • PET (positron emission tomography) Scan
  • Biopsy
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Treatment Options for Bone and Soft Tissue Tumor

As there are many varieties of Bone and Soft tissue sarcoma, the treatment options also can vary. Many children, teens and young adults with bone cancers could have a combination of various treatment like chemotherapy, surgery, radiation therapy etc. depending upon the case. However two common surgical options are listed below for reference.

Limb Sparing Surgery

In this surgery, Dr. Deepak will surgically remove the tumor along with affected bones and tissues. In order to replace the bone that was removed, Dr. Deepak may use a bone transplant (bone graft)  or a metal implant which enables to salvage the affected limb / body part. These joints can be made longer to match the child's growth. 

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Amputation

When limb sparing surgery is not possible due to the location, size and spread of the tumor, amputation is considered. This will control the disease and patients can return to active life. After amputation the patient can be fitted with a artificial limb to continue leading a normal lifestyle.

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Your Trusted Bone tumor and Soft Tissue Tumor Doctor in Bangalore

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Dr. Deepak G Shivarathre

MBBS MRCS FRCS (Ortho) CCT (UK)
Cancerous tumors can be successfuly treated. As the symptoms of bone and soft tissue tumor overlap with other conditions, usually such cases are detected relatively late. Hence awareness and prompt medical attention is the key to successful treatment.

I encourage you to consult a Orthopedic doctor immediately if there are any symptoms of tumors.

My team and me are specialized in treating muscoskeletal cancers and you could consult with us if you are in Bangalore. If you have any query or doubts, please feel free to contact me.

Wishing You A Healthy Life.

Dr. Deepak G Shivarathre

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Dr. Deepak G Shivarathre is consulting at two different locations in Bengaluru. Choose the one nearest to your home as per your convenience. You can either call our reception to book your appointment or WhatsApp us and our team will get back to you.
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Fortis Hospital

#62, Richmond Road, Mother Teresa Rd, 
Behind Sacred Heart Church, Bengaluru - 560025
Timings : 10 AM to 4 PM
(Monday to Saturday)
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#52/1 1, 10th Main Rd, 
Malleswaram, Bengaluru - 560055
Timings : 5:30 PM to 8 PM
(Monday to Saturday)
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