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what is osteogenic sarcoma of the tibia?

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Dr. Eric Whitman
Surgical Oncology 36 years experience
Bone cancer of leg: This is a bone sarcoma of the tibia, the main bone of the lower leg.
Dr. Ilya Iofin
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Bone cancer: Osteogenic sarcoma is a form of bone cancer. Most osteogenic sarcomas occur around the knee, either above or below the knee cap. If it is in the tibia, it is likely just below the knee cap. The tibia is the large bone going from the knee to the ankle and rarely the sarcoma may occur in the part near the ankle, rather than the knee. Treatment requires chemotherapy and surgery.

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What is an osteogenic sarcoma? How does somebody get one?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Cancer of the bone: A sarcoma is a malignant (cancerous) tumor of the connective tissue, such as bone, cartilage, muscle, etc. Most cancers involve organs and are adenocarcinomas, breast, lung and colon for example. Some people have a genetic predisposition to develope this type of cancer, but usually it is a random cellular mutation which causes the disease.

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