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What Is Bone Cancer??

Postby Eliya » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:02 am

Cancer that originates in the bone ? primary bone cancer ? is rare.

The most common forms of primary bone cancer are:

- Osteosarcoma, which occurs primarily in growing bone tissue

- Chondrosarcoma, which occurs in cartilage

- Ewing's sarcoma, which arises primarily in immature tissue in bone marrow

Osteosarcoma and Ewing's sarcoma occur most often in children, adolescents and young adults, ages 10 to 20. Chondrosarcoma is more common in adults over 50. Your friend must be suffering from Osteosarcoma.

Treatment of bone cancer depends on the type of bone cancer, as well as its location, size and stage.

Osteosarcoma is a malignant (cancerous) tumor that arises from bone itself, and is thus called a primary bone cancer. Primary bone cancers are relatively rare overall. Approximately 2,400 new cases of osteosarcoma occur in the United States every year.

Osteosarcoma occurs most frequently during childhood or adolescence. About 60% of cases of this disease develop during the second decade of life. The incidence of osteosarcoma rises again among people in their 40s and 50s.

Osteosarcoma may occur in any bone, but develops most commonly in long bones, particularly near the knee or in the upper arm. The cancer starts growing within a bone and forms an expanding, ball-like mass. The tumor eventually breaks through the surface of the bone and begins to invade adjoining structures such as muscles. If untreated, the disease usually appears elsewhere in the same limb and metastasizes to distant parts of the body, such as the lungs.

Newer medical developments make it possible to avoid amputation and yet treat many patients with osteosarcoma successfully. Patients almost always receive chemotherapy with more than one drug (multi-drug therapy) before surgery to shrink the original cancer and reduce the likelihood of spread to other areas. Techniques known as limb-sparing surgery often allow removal of the tumor while saving the rest of the extremity. Afterward, patients usually continue to receive chemotherapy, and may require bone grafts or prosthetic devices to replace parts of bones or joints that have been removed.

Future treatments under investigation include monoclonal antibodies that destroy specific cancer cells, techniques to slow cancer growth by controlling certain cellular genes, and bone-seeking substances that directly target areas of active bone growth.-

Please consult an eminant Oncologist and he will do the needful. Best of luck to your friend you both.-
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What Is Bone Cancer??

Postby Frisa » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:03 am

What s bone cancer ? How long can you live with it?
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What Is Bone Cancer??

Postby Elvis » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:08 am

any cancer is deadly but bone cancer is cancer in your bone...

Bone cancer is caused by a problem with the cells that make bone. More than 2,000 people are diagnosed in the United States each year with a bone tumor. Bone tumors occur most commonly in children and adolescents and are less common in older adults. Cancer involving the bone in older adults is most commonly the result of metastatic spread from another tumor.

There are many different types of bone cancer. The most common bone tumors include osteosarcoma, Ewing's sarcoma, chondrosarcoma, malignant fibrous histiocytoma, fibrosarcoma, and chordoma.

* Osteosarcoma is the most common primary malignant bone cancer. It most commonly affects males between 10 and 25 years old, but can less commonly affect older adults. It often occurs in the long bones of the arms and legs at areas of rapid growth around the knees and shoulders of children. This type of cancer is often very aggressive with risk of spread to the lungs. The five-year survival rate is about 65%.
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Postby Tasunke » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:17 am

There are many subtypes of bone cancer, but the ones that occur in a 15 year old are generally either Ewings sarcoma or Osteosarcoma. Survival depends on the stage of the disease, location of tumors, the patients overall health, and his response to treatment.

Bone cancer in this age group usually refers to sarcoma . . which is a type of cancer that occurs in the young and can involve bone, muscles, fat, blood vessels, and soft tissue anywhere in the body.
You can find out more information about sarcoma online:

Cancer.net: Bone Cancers http://www.asco.org/patient/Cancer+Types...

Types of Bone Cancer and Treatment http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types...

What is osteosarcoma http://www.cancer.org/docroot/CRI/conten...

Sarcoma alliance


Sarcoma or bone cancers are more commonly found in young people than older adults. They can be life threatening.
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Postby Giuliano » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:38 am

Is Bone Cancer Deadly
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