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how are bone cancer and cancer of the bone marrow different?

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Dr. M. Jan
Dr. M. Jananswered
Family Medicine 66 years experience
Big difference: Bone cancer is the cancer of bony part of the bone and cancer of the bone marrow is the cancer of blood.
Dr. Noah Federman
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Different cancers: Bone cancer refers to actual cancer occuring in the bone tissues and cells of bone like osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, and ewing sarcoma. Cancer in the bone marrow is called leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma which can involve both bone and marrow.

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