Bone Cancer

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Two Types of Bone Cancer

Primary Bone Cancer- Cancer that started in the bone


Secondary Bone Cancer- Cancer that started somewhere else in the body and then spread to the bone (Thyroid, Breast, Lung, Kidney, and Bladder Cancer).

Does it affect Age, Genetics, Gender, and Race?

No, anybody can get bone cancer. There are some types of Bone Cancer that are more likely to affect different age. Osteosarcoma and Ewing Sarcoma for example is more common in younger people while Chrondosarcoma is more common in older people. People with inherited diseases such as Li-Fraumeni syndrome or Rothmund-Thomson syndrome have an increased risk of getting bone cancer. Ionizing Radiation can increase the risk of getting Bone Cancer.


Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

The most common sign of bone cancer is pain, but other signs include.

Symptoms vary depending on where on the bone and the size the cancer is.

Treatment would include Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy, Amputation, and Painkillers. And since bone cancer can reoccur regular visits to the doctor are necessary.


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Top Three Most Common Bone Cancers

  1. Osteosarcoma
  2. Chrondosarcoma
  3. Ewing Sarcoma


Osteosarcoma

Osteosarcoma affects people between ten and thirty and is the most common type of bone tumor. And is more common in teenage boys. A symptom might be a lump in the infected spot for weeks.


Chrondosarcoma

Chrondosarcoma occurs in fifty or older. Chrondosarcoma starts from the Cartilage cells.

It usually occurs in the Pelvis, Knee, Shoulder, or the Upper Part of the Thigh.

Ewing Sarcoma

Ewing Sarcoma is more common in people under nineteen and is more common in boys then girls. Ewing Sarcoma's tumors are usually located in the diaphysis or mid shaft of the bone. Its most common bones to infect are Pelvis, Femur, Tibia, and Fibula (The Two bones in you lower leg). Soreness where the tumor is and swelling or warmth is the most common sign.

Statistics from the American Cancer Society

  • 3,010 cases will be diagnosed.
  • 1440 deaths will occur.


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