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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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Dr. Ilya Iofin
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Osteosarcoma (Definition)

Osteosaroma is a malignant neoplasm that arises ...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 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 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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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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How common/rare is osteosarcoma in the ribs?

Rarely: Osteosarcoma is most commonly seen in the long bones like at the end of the femur, tibia and humerus. However, osteosarcoma can be seen anywhere but it is much more rare in the ribs perhaps 1% of cases. More commonly seen in the ribs are ewing sarcoma. ...Read more

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What are the risks of leaving osteosarcoma untreated?

Death: Osteosarcoma is a malignant bone tumor that needs to be aggressively treated. There is no option to just leave it alone unless it has spread and there is no chance for a cure or significantly prolonging the patient's life. ...Read more