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How To 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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