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Describe the features of primary bone cancer.?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Variable: You may be referring to either myeloma or bone cancers such as ostesarcoma. Myeloma is often called bone cancer but is actually a blood cancer associated with painful bone lesions, low blood counts, renal problems and increased infections. Osteosarcomas are bone cancers of long bones, common in children/young adults associated with painful growths that can be treated successfully.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Sarcoma: There are many type of primary bone cancer. Osteosarcoma is the most common. Among 15 to 29 year olds, bone tumors account for 3 % of all tumors, and osteosarcoma accounts for about one-half of these cases. Enlarging mass and pain are the most common features.Biopsy is needed ot make diagnosis. Surgery-limb sparing procedure is the treatment if possible, plus/minus chemo and/or radiation.

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