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How can you prevent osteosarcoma?

How can you prevent osteosarcoma?

You usually can't: Osteosarcoma is a very rare cancer. Of 300 million people in the us, there are about 800 cases a year. Usually it occurs randomly, but rare cases are due to genetic disorders, preexisting benign conditions (paget's etc.) or radiation. Other than avoiding radiation, there is not much you can do. That being said, the chances of getting osteosarcoma in the first place are very low. ...Read more

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Osteosarcoma (Definition)

Osteosaroma is a malignant neoplasm that arises ...Read more


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What is osteosarcoma?

What is osteosarcoma?

Bone cancer: Osteosarcoma is a cancer that begins in the bones, most commonly seen around the knee, but can involve any bone. It can be painful and can also spread to the lungs. ...Read more

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How can one get osteosarcoma?

No one knows: It is a horrible diagnosis to make and should be treated from the start by a tumor bone specialist. The biopsy may effect the result. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have osteosarcoma?

How to tell if I have osteosarcoma?

Biopsy: Osteogenic sarocoma usually presents with bone pain in the area involved with/ without a noticeable mass. While it has a particular appearance on radiology studies, the way to confirm the diagnosis is to obtain a biopsy. So see your doctor for the oppropriate studies and biopsy if indicated. ...Read more

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What are the tests for osteosarcoma?

What are the tests for osteosarcoma?

The test are X-ray: And magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, computerized tomography (ct) scan, positron emission tomography (pet) scan, bone scan, blood tests and bone biobsy. ...Read more

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What organs can osteosarcoma affect?

Bone: Osteosarcoma is a cancer of the bone. It is most common near the knee. The most common place for it to spread is to the lungs. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure osteosarcoma?

Yes.: Osteosarcoma can be cured with successful surgical resection and chemotherapy. In some groups, cure rates can be as high as 80%. Though this means that, in the best case scenarios, 20% of patients will have recurrences. Recurrences are much more difficult to cure. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can osteosarcoma affect a person?

In many ways: Osteosarcoma is a primary cancer of the bone. It occurs primarily in the long bones and is usually associated with pain that ocurrs after a seemingly simple injury or pain that does not seem to subside after a normal period of time. A simple xray will dtect abnormal bone formation. A biopsy is needed to confirm and then surgery to remove it and possibly chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of osteosarcoma?

Pain, swelling, fx: The initial symptoms are often nonspecific but generally include intermittent bone/ joint pain that involves primarily one area and that becomes more persistent over time as well as development of a mass/ swelling in the area around the tumor. Occassionally patients will present with a fracture throught the tumor. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have osteosarcoma?

See a physician: Osteosarcoma in your age group is low probability but the only definitive way of knowing anything about a tumor is to biopsy it and have the cellular structure reviewed by a pathologist. Often physicians use age, location and appearance on different studies to give a probable diagnosis of a tumor but its not definitive without tissue analysis. ...Read more

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