- Bone tumours in the foot account for less than 2% of all bone tumours, and approximately 80% are benign. They can become painful if they cause enlargement of the bone or fractures.
How did I get this?
- Previous breast, bladder, lung, kidney or colorectal cancer most frequently metastasize to the foot.
- Most heel bone tumours are discovered on xray for other unrelated conditions.
What can I do about it?
- Rest or non-weightbearing activity may help in preventing fractures.
What help can I get for this?
- Your doctor will arrange scans and specialist treatment.
- Your podiatrist may be able to assist with cam walker immobilisation.
When will it get better?
- Benign tumours may require surgical excision and a period of recovery for bone strengthening.
- Malignant tumours will need advice from an oncologist and orthopaedic specialist