The burden of urological problems has increased tremendously over the last four decades. Increasing life expectancy in both men and women in India has exposed the elderly population to the diseases of the genito-urinary tract that was previously seen only in the West
Harini (name changed) was like other girls of her age, until she developed pain in left thigh bone when she was 14 years old. She took treatment for weeks without relief and noticed a rapidly growing swelling in left lower thigh. Alarmed, her parents accompanied her to Comprehensive Cancer centre, Manipal Hospitals, Bengaluru where she was investigated and diagnosed to have Osteosarcoma of left Femur bone. Further tests indicated no evidence of spread of cancer to other parts of the body. 3 cycles of Neo- Adjuvant Chemotherapy was provided by the Medical Oncology team of Doctors and she was referred to Musculoskeletal Oncology Unit in Department of Surgical Oncology for limb salvage surgery.