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Dr. Ilya Iofin
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Osteosarcoma (Overview)

Osteosaroma is a malignant neoplasm that arises from bone-producing mesenchymal cell


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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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Dr. Ilya Iofin
724 doctors shared insights

Osteosarcoma (Overview)

Osteosaroma is a malignant neoplasm that arises from bone-producing mesenchymal cell


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How does radiation help with osteosarcoma?

How does radiation help with osteosarcoma?

It is not used in : Most cases (youths with extremity); not very responsive. I googled and found advocacy for its use. I have used it in flat bones of head and neck when there are poor alternatives. Os tends to metastasize: chem and surgery are main modalities. ...Read more

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15y/o friend diagnosed with osteosarcoma in the left tibia. She started chemo today. What is her prognosis? Thanks :)

15y/o friend diagnosed with osteosarcoma in the left tibia. She started chemo today. What is her prognosis? Thanks :)

Generally good: Prognosis in osteosarcoma depends on a few things 1) presence of metastasis 2) complete surgical removal 3) pathologic response to chemotherapy assuming this is non-metastatic, the patient gets appropriate osteosarcoma chemotherapy and this is completely removed there is about a 70% chance of overall survival. ...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? How would someone know if they had it?

Pain: Osteosarcoma is a cancer of the bone. Pain is often one of the first symptoms. See your doctor and get an x-ray. ...Read more

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Sister diagnosed with osteosarcoma..Is this a rare disease? Is it treatable?

It is well known dis: Osteosarcoma is a cancer of the bone which requires a sarcoma specialist for best treatment. It is curable in a large proportion of patients provided they are treated by a team of medical oncologist and an orthopedic surgeon working as a team together. I would ask you to seek a second opinion from a known sarcoma center which are only found in major cancer centers. ...Read more