Bone Cancer Overview Index

Featured: Bone Cancer Main Article

Bone cancer is a rare type of cancer that occurs in cells that make up the bones. Primary bone cancer that arises in bone cells is different than metastatic bone cancer, which is cancer that arises in another part of the body and then spreads to the bones. Hereditary and environmental factors likely contribute to the risk of bone cancer. Signs and symptoms of bone cancer may include pain, the presence of a mass or lump, and bone fractures. There are different types of bone cancer (osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, Ewing's sarcoma, pleomorphic sarcoma, fibrosarcoma). Treatment for bone cancer may include surgical removal of the tumor, chemotherapy, radiation, and/or a stem cell transplant. The prognosis for bone cancer depends on the type of cancer and the extent of spread.

Medications

    Related Diseases & Conditions

    • Night Sweats Night sweats are severe hot flashes that occur at night and result in a drenching sweat. In order to distinguish night sweats...learn more »
      In This Article
      Night Sweats Article
      • Introduction to night sweats
      • What are the causes of night sweats in women, men, and children?
      • What are the symptoms of night sweats?
      • Menopause
      • Idiopathic hyperhidrosis
      • Infections
      • Cancer
      • Medications
      • Hypoglycemia
      • Hormone disorders
      • Neurologic conditions
      • Night sweats treatment
    • Lung Cancer Lung cancer kills more men and women than any other form of cancer. Eight out of 10 lung cancers are due to tobacco smoke. Lung...learn more »
    • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is cancer of the lymphatic system, a vital part of the body's immune system. Symptoms include swollen...learn more »
      In This Article
      Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Article
      • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma facts
      • What is non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?
      • What causes non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?
      • What are risk factors for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?
      • What are symptoms and signs of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?
      • How is non-Hodgkin's lymphoma diagnosed?
      • What are the types of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and how is non-Hodgkin's lymphoma staging determined?
      • What is the treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?
      • What is the prognosis and survival rates of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?
      • Where can people find more information about non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?
    • Liver Cancer Liver cancer is the fifth most common cancer in the world and the majority of patients with liver cancer will die within one year...learn more »
      In This Article
      Liver Cancer Article
      • Liver cancer facts
      • What is liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma, HCC)?
      • What is the scope of the liver cancer problem?
      • What are the population characteristics (epidemiology) of liver cancer?
      • What are liver cancer causes and risk factors?
      • What are liver cancer symptoms and signs?
      • How is liver cancer diagnosed?
      • Blood tests
      • Imaging studies
      • Liver biopsy or aspiration
      • What is the natural history of liver cancer?
      • What are the treatment options for liver cancer?
      • Chemotherapy and biotherapy
      • Chemoembolization (trans-arterial chemoembolization or TACE)
      • Radioembolization
      • Ablation techniques
      • Cryoablation
      • Stereotactic radiosurgery
      • Proton beam therapy
      • Surgery
      • Is there a role for routine screening for liver cancer?
      • What is fibrolamellar carcinoma?
      • What's in the future for the prevention and treatment of liver cancer?
    • Fatigue Fatigue can be described in various ways. Sometimes fatigue is described as feeling a lack of energy and motivation (both mental...learn more »
      In This Article
      Fatigue Article
      • Fatigue Facts
      • Fatigue introduction
      • What causes fatigue?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of fatigue?
      • How is the cause of fatigue diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for fatigue?
      • Can fatigue be prevented?
    • Multiple Myeloma Multiple myeloma is a form of cancer that develops in plasma cells, the white blood cells that make antibodies. Symptoms include...learn more »
      In This Article
      Multiple Myeloma Article
      • What is multiple myeloma?
      • What causes multiple myeloma?
      • What are risk factors for multiple myeloma?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of multiple myeloma?
      • How is multiple myeloma diagnosed?
      • What are the stages of multiple myeloma?
      • What is the treatment for multiple myeloma?
      • What is the prognosis for multiple myeloma?
      • What support systems are available for multiple myeloma?

Related FAQs, Doctor's & Expert's Views

Health & Living

Procedures & Tests

Health News

Health Features

Tools & References


Terms related to Bone Cancer Overview:

  • Bone Sarcoma
  • Cancer Of The Bone
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Chordoma
  • Ewing Sarcoma
  • Fibrosarcoma
  • Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma
  • Malignant Giant Call Tumor
  • Osteosarcoma

STAY INFORMED

Get the Latest health and medical information delivered direct to your inbox!