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Is it possible to cure osteosarcoma?

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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Osteosarcoma (Definition)

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?

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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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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What are osteosarcoma survival rates?

Varies: Osteosarcoma survival rates depends on many factors, with age being the most important. Up to 65% of children are cured with surgery and chemotherapy. We are now in some cases curing patients with limited metastatic disease or diseas ein other sites like the lungs. Extensive metastatic disease and age over 40 are typically two bad prognostic signs. This is one i would directly ask your physician. ...Read more

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How do you feel if you have osteosarcoma?

Pain and swelling: Pain is usually the first symptoms, but that applies to many issues. Swelling without a history of injury or trauma will also present, but this is in the later stages. If osteosarcoma spreads to other organs and areas of the body, it can affect overall health and functions of other body parts. ...Read more

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Can other disorders develop from osteosarcoma?

Yes, from treatment: Osteosarcoma is an aggressive bone tumor treated with chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. The intense treatment can cause later problems, including bone fractures and osteoporosis, neuropathy, loss of fertility, chronic pain, neuropathy, and changes in cognitive abilities. Secondary cancers can develop in the areas where radiation was received. ...Read more

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What is osteosarcoma and how can it be treated?

What is osteosarcoma and how can it be treated?

Bone cancer: Osteosarcoma is cancer caused by the dysregulation and malignant growth of bone cells that produce the hard boney matrix. The treatment options include surgery, radiation, and chemo combination. ...Read more

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If osteosarcoma, what are her chances of survival?

Depends: Is the disease localized or not? If localized, 5 year survival may be 60-80% if not localized, significantly less. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Osteosarcoma?

Neoplasm: Osteosaroma is a malignant neoplasm that arises from bone-producing mesenchymal cell ...Read more

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What is the treatment for osteosarcoma?

What is the treatment for osteosarcoma?

This a long subject: In brief hemotherapy, surgery, radiation therapy and experimental treatments. Please read below. ...Read more

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My friend has osteosarcomas, Is that a kind of cancer?

My friend has osteosarcomas, Is that a kind of cancer?

It is a rare cancer: It arises in bone, usually around the knee or shoulder in teenagers and young adults. It is treated with chemotherapy and surgery. Amputation is only rarely required. If caught before it spreads, it can often be cured. ...Read more