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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.

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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