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WHAT IS BONE CANCER ?

Bone cancer can be primary bone cancer or secondary bone cancer. Primary bone cancer starts in the bone; the cancer initially forms in the cells of the bone, while secondary cancer starts elsewhere in the body and spreads to the bone.

INTRODUCTION

Primary bone cancer starts in the bone; the cancer initially forms in the cells of the bone, while secondary cancer starts elsewhere in the body and spreads to the bone. Examples of primary bone cancer include steosarcoma, Ewing sarcoma, malignant fibrous histiocytoma, and chondrosarcoma.
CAUSE

The following groups of people may be at a higher risk of developing bone cancer (risk factors):Being a child or very young adult - most cases of bone cancer occur in children or young adults aged up to 20.Patients who have received radiotherapy.People with a history of Paget's disease.People with a close relative (parent or sibling) who has/had bone cancer.          TREATMENT 

Surgery is the usual treatment for bone cancer. ...Chemotherapy is the use of anticancer drugs to kill cancer cells. ...Radiation therapy, also called radiotherapy, involves the use of high-energy x-rays to kill cancer cells.PREVENTION

The exact cause of most bone cancers is not known. There are no known lifestyle changes to lower the risk of developing bone cancer.





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