Tumor On The Tip Of The Index Finger.?
hello, my father has a lump on the tip of his left index finger, repeatedly checked into the hospital he said the tumor and had to be operated on, according to my father’s doctor’s recommendation next week to the hospital to undergo X-rays and surgery but the doctor last week who checked was not there and instead called back. again next week and to spend bone medicine, because the tumor has eaten away at the bone, why not be treated quickly if you have to come back again for different reasons. Is it because my father only has Jamkesmas so it is not prioritized, is it dangerous to leave it on continuously? please help clarify the condition of my father, is it true that the tumor and how to overcome it. thank you
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Any abnormal growth of mass in any body tissue, called a tumor. There are 2 types of tumors, namely benign and malignant tumors. Benign tumors are characterized by a palpable mass, can be separated from the surrounding tissue, growth is very slow, does not bleed, does not change color, is painless and does not spread to other tissues. Whereas a malignant tumor is characterized by the opposite condition, that is, the tumor is palpably hard, inseparable from the surrounding tissue, fast growth, bleed easily, feels painful and spreads to the surrounding tissue.
From the tumor characteristics that you mentioned, there is a possibility that the tumor experienced will lead to a malignant condition. However, further testing is needed to be sure.
Tumors, both benign and malignant, are handled by an oncologist surgeon. Generally the number of oncologists is limited at provincial or municipal general hospitals, which is around 1-2 people. Perhaps this is what makes you have to wait in advance if the doctor in question is not in place.
Indeed, a malignant tumor is a severe disease with a high mortality rate, but this disease is not an emergency if the patient's condition is stable, so that he can still wait while undergoing other supporting treatment. However, if suddenly sufferers experience weakness, can not eat at all, complain of severe pain that does not work with painkillers, bleeding and other emergency conditions, can immediately go to the hospital emergency room to get immediate help. In the ER, it will be handled by a general practitioner and then consulted with an authorized specialist doctor if he will be hospitalized. If the oncology surgeon is not available, the patient can be temporarily transferred to the general surgeon, to be continued handling emergency cases.
The therapy is carried out in cases of malignant tumors can be through surgical removal of the tumor, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and a mixture of the three therapies. The choice of therapy depends on the stage of the disease, the patient's general medical condition and hospital availability. The doctor who handles it directly can decide the best treatment option for your father. Please consult further later.
Thus hopefully useful.