Peter Anton Period 7/8
What is Bone Cancer?
What are the Signs and Symptoms of Bone Cancer?
What are the Causes of Bone Cancer?
- high dose radiation
- anticancer drugs (children are more susceptible)
- metal implants (to repair fractures)
What are the Treatments for Bone Cancer?
The most common treatment, most patients need reconstructive surgery to repair the bone that had the cancer
Patients with bone cancer typically receive a combination of anti-cancer drugs
- Radiation Therapy
The use of focused radiation to shrink and kill cancer cells
The use of liquid nitrogen to freeze and kill cancer cells
How is Bone Cancer Diagnosed?
A biopsy is a sample of tissue that is observed under a microscope
Cancerous tumors will most likely show up on an x-ray of a bone
- CT Scan
A ct scan produces detailed images of your body
- MRI Scan
An MRI scan uses radio waves and magnets to create a detailed image of your body