|Primary and secondary bone cancer
A primary bone cancer is one that starts in the bones. A secondary cancer in the bones has spread from somewhere else in the body. All the information in this section of CancerHelp is about primary bone cancer. If you have secondary bone cancer, you need the section of CancerHelp for your original cancer type.
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|Screening for bone cancer
Screening means testing people for early stages of a disease before they have any symptoms.
Before screening for any type of cancer can be carried out, doctors must have an accurate test to use. The test must be reliable in picking up cancers that are there. And it must not give a positive result in people who do not have cancer. If screening were to be introduced for bone cancer, ... Read more »
|Risks and causes of bone cancer
Primary bone cancer is a very rare cancer. It is most common in young people, which is unusual for cancers. Osteosarcomas are generally diagnosed in teenagers or young adults. It is very rare before the teenage years. Numbers rise again after the age of 60. This is mainly because people with Paget’s disease have a slightly increased risk of bone cancer and ... Read more »
|Bone sarcomas in children
Malignant bone tumors in children - one of the dramatic pages of pediatric oncology, which is associated primarily with late
diagnosis and a large percentage of patients coming for treatment in advanced stages of disease. In this regard, relevant and timely question remains of early diagnosis of these tumors. After all, early diagnosis of a malignant bone tumor is the key to improving the effectiveness of treat... Read more »
Symptoms of bone tumors:Both primary and secondary bone tumors cause pain, which may be the first noticeable and significant symptom. Pain is usually localized and has a deep aching, constant, worries both at rest and during exercise. Initially,... Read more »
|Diagnosis of bone tumors:
Diagnosis of bone tumors in addition to inspection, collection history and standard blood tests includes:• Clinical examination
• Use of medical imaging:
o X-ray computed tomography
o X-ray methods,
o radioisotope methods,
o Positron Emission Tomography)
• morp... Read more »
|Surgical treatment - the primary method of treatment of bone tumors.
- Benign tumors. Carried out within the focal or in capsule excision. Possible replacement of the defect with bone graft
- Malignant tumors. Resecting within healthy tissue (margin of 2 cm from the visible border of the tumor) metastasis. Single (1-2) isolated lung metastases of sarcoma (particularly osteo-or chondro sarcoma) to be resected.... Read more »