Bone cancer sarcoma; Bone Cancer, Osteosarcoma/Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma; Cancer, Bone; Ewing's Sarcoma; Osteosarcoma; Sarcoma, Ewing's
Osteosarcoma is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the bone. It is the most common type of bone cancer. In children, it occurs most commonly in the bones around the knee. Osteosarcoma most often occurs in adolescents and young adults. Malignant fibrous histiocytoma of bone (MFH) is a rare tumor of the bone. It may occur following radiation treatments. MFH is generally treated the same as osteosarcoma and appears to have a similar response to treatment. Ewing's sarcoma is another kind of bone cancer, but the cancer cells look different under a microscope than osteosarcoma cancer cells. (Refer to the PDQ summary on Ewing's Family of Tumors Treatment for more information.)
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Bone Cancer Symptoms
1-2 of 4 more...Signs and symptoms
... Pain is the most common symptom of bone cancer. Although bone cancer can arise in any of your body''s 206 bones, it most frequently occurs in the long bones of your arms and legs. Other possible signs...
... Most of the time, rather than starting in bones, cancer cells spread (metastasize) to the bones from other areas of cancer in the body. This is called secondary or metastatic bone cancer. This means t...
Bone Cancer Treatment
1-2 of 2Complications
... The complications of bone cancer may include weakened bones and bone fractures. If the cancer spreads to other organs, complications include dysfunction of the affected organ, such as shortness of bre...
... As with other cancers, treatment for bone cancer depends on the size, type, location and stage of the cancer, including whether it has spread to the lungs or other parts of your body, and your overall...
Bone Cancer Support
1 of 1Coping skills
... A diagnosis of cancer, whether yours or your child''s, presents big challenges. Remember that no matter what your concerns or the prognosis, there are resources and strategies that may make dealing wi...
Bone Cancer Other
1-2 of 10 more...Osteosarcoma/Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma of Bone
... What is osteosarcoma? Osteosarcoma is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the bone. It is the most common type of bone cancer. In children, it occurs most commonly in the bones ar...
Source: Cleveland Clinic
Childhood Supratentorial Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors
... Childhood supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal and pineal tumors are tumors in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the brain. Childhood supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal t...
Source: Cleveland Clinic
Bone Cancer Articles
- Care for Children and Adolescents With Cancer: Questions and Answers
... Key Points Children's cancer centers are hospitals or units in hospitals that specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in children and adolescents (see Question 1). Several groups have ...
- El cáncer de hueso: preguntas y respuestas
... ¿De qué están hechos los huesos y cómo funcionan? Los huesos maduros están hechos de tres tipos de tejido: tejido compacto (la parte exterior y dura de la mayoría de los huesos); tejido canceloso (tej...
- Ewing's Family of Tumors Treatment
... Treatment for localized tumors of the Ewing's family may be one of the following: A clinical trial of chemotherapy followed by radiation therapyCombination chemotherapy followed by surgery with or...
- Metastatic Cancer: Questions and Answers
... Key Points Cancer occurs when cells become abnormal and grow without control (see Question 1). The place where the cancer started is called the primary cancer or the primary tumor (see Question 2). Me...
- Osteosarcoma/Bone Fibrous Histiocytoma Treatment
... Treatment of osteosarcoma may be the following: Chemotherapy followed by surgery followed by adjuvant chemotherapy.Clinical trials are evaluating new methods of giving chemotherapy and new schedules o...
- Preguntas y respuestas acerca del cáncer metastásico
... ¿Qué es el cáncer? El cáncer es un grupo de diferentes enfermedades que empiezan en las células, la unidad básica del cuerpo para vivir. Normalmente, las células crecen, se dividen y reproducen a medi...
- Tumor Grade: Questions and Answers
... Key Points Tumor grade is a system used to classify cancer cells in terms of how abnormal they look under a microscope and how quickly the tumor is likely to grow and spread (see Question 2). A pathol...