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bone cancer

Bone cancer is a malignant tumor of the bone that destroys normal bone tissue.  Bone tumors occur most commonly in children and adolescents. Bone cancer in adults often arise when cancer from another part of the body has spread to the bones.


Symptoms may include:


  • persistent or unusual pain or swelling in or near a bone

Treatment may include:


Types include:


  • primary
  • metastatic

Types of primary bone cancer includes:


  • Osteosarcoma - occurs primarily in growing bone tissue
  • Chondrosarcoma - occurs in cartilage
  • Ewing's sarcoma - arises primarily in immature tissue in bone marrow

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