Osteosarcoma Bone Cancer

David Salazar

What is cancer

cancer is a group of diseases characterized by the uncontrolled growth and spread of the abnormal cells.
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Osteosarcoma Bone Cancer

Osteosarcoma is the most common type of cancer that starts in the bone. Osteosarcoma occurs more on children and on teens but also may occur on any age.
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The part of the body that Osteosarcoma affects.

It start by making the bone that's infected with cancer weak and easy to get a fracture. Osteosarcoma starts near the ends of the long bone in the leg near the knee, another common place is the arm bone near the shoulder, it can also start in the jaw.

Exposure that could lead to osteosarcoma cancer

  • Radiation
  • Gender because osteosarcoma occurs more on males than females
  • Age
  • Height for people that our tall for their age
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symptoms for bone cancer

  • swelling
  • Easy fractures
  • pain while moving the affected area
  • numbness

survival rates for bone cancer

For all cases of bone cancer combined in both adults and children, the 5-year relative survival is about 70%. For adults, the most common bone cancer is chondrosarcoma, which has a 5-year relative survival of about 80%.

Treatments

Treatments are surgery, chemotherapy which is a type of drug to kill cancer, Radiation therapy which is the use of high energy x-rays, if a treatment fails the disease will be call advanced or terminal cancer.
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