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Is there a genetic test that shows who is at risk for osteogenic sarcoma?

Is there a genetic test that shows who is at risk for osteogenic sarcoma?

Not really.: Unless your family has a documented history of this, and a particular mutation has been identified in other family members, there is not an established test for this condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott McLean
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Genetic Testing (Definition)

Prenatal testing for genetic problems may be done before or after conception. Testing for spina bifida or Down syndrome is done after a pregnancy is established. Besides the couples listed above, counseling and diagnosis are also recommended for mothers over the age of 35, and those who have received abnormal screening test results, such as alpha-fetoprotein (AFP). For more information about the alpha-fetoprotein test, and when and why you might have it, see alpha-fetoprotein. For those who may be at risk, genetic counseling and prenatal diagnosis are used to help ...Read more


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What is an osteogenic sarcoma? How does somebody get one?

What is an osteogenic sarcoma? How does somebody get one?

Bone cancer: Osteogenic sarcoma, or osteosarcoma, is a rare cancer. It forms bone tissue (when examined under a microscope) and usually arises in bone around knee or shoulder. Rarely, osteosarcoma may arise in the soft tissues. Most of the time there are random mutations causing the tumor but in rare cases there is a genetic mutation predisposing the patient. It is most common in teenagers and young adults. ...Read more

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How bad is bone cancer osteogenic sarcoma?

How bad is bone cancer osteogenic sarcoma?

Treatable: Not too long ago osteogenic sarcoma used to be almost uniformly fatal. But with chemotherapy regimens now available, the majority of patients can be cured. Surgery is also required and in most cases the tumor can be removed while keeping the limb. While it is a very serious cancer, we now have very good treatment options available. ...Read more

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My sister was diagnosed with bone cancer (osteogenic sarcoma). What can you tell me about this kind of cancer?

In order 2 answer-: -this an orthopedic surgeon has 2 B blunt. First of all B sure she is Cing an ortho oncologist who deals with bone Ca. The outlook is grim especially if it is located closer 2 the body, a distal tibia is better than in the prox femur. Cures R rare, but with no metastatic disease & eary amputation, U have the best chance 4 more time 2 live. By time Dx is made, spread is usually all ready present. ...Read more

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Osteogenic sarcoma and osteosarcoma are the same tumors?

Yes.: The two are synonyms. By definition, it is a sarcoma that produces malignant osteoid (immature bone) that is seen under the microsope. Osteogenic means "producing bone." other bone sarcomas, like ewing's, do not produce osteoid. Most arise in bone, but there are rare soft tissue osteosarcomas (or osteogenic sarcomas, depending on which term you prefer). ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my sister-in law was diagnosed with bone cancer (osteogenic sarcoma).?

Resect if possible: primary ostogenic sarcoma uually ound in younger patients and is best handled by resection. What has made things easier to control is the ability to employ radiation and chemo to reduce the lesion if possible. In the upper extremity where such lesions appear a Tikoff resection is best employed. In the lower extremity resection handled by various prosthesis including whole femur replacement. ...Read more

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My sister-in law was diagnosed with bone cancer (osteogenic sarcoma)? How good is the survival for this?

My sister-in law was diagnosed with bone cancer (osteogenic sarcoma)? How good is the survival for this?

Variable: Most patients with osteogenic sarcomas can be cured and have a normal life span. Chemotherapy and surgery are required. Even in cases where sarcoma had spread, cure can sometimes be achieved. In cases where it cannot be cured, patients may live from weeks to years. Each case is different. Nobody can predict survival of any one patient. We only know statistics for large groups. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is osteogenic sarcoma of the tibia?

Bone cancer of leg: This is a bone sarcoma of the tibia, the main bone of the lower leg. ...Read more

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I had osteogenic sarcoma, with a van nes rotation amputation. My hip has a bursa and steroid injections have stopped working. How can I get rid of it?

I had osteogenic sarcoma, with a van nes rotation amputation. My hip has a bursa and steroid injections have stopped working. How can I get rid of it?

See detail: Get an MRI of the area. If it shows bursal inflammation, speak with orthopedist about surgical removal. Remember pain in that area can also be referred from the lower back. ...Read more

Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Sarcoma (Definition)

By definition, it is malignant (i.e., being locally invasive and at least theoreticlally capable of metastasizing), and arises from / mimics muscle or connective tissue elements that are not marrow or immune / white cells. The sarcomas are a tremendously varied and troublesome family of tumors, though thankfully less common than carcinomas and the leukemia / ...Read more