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What are the chances of getting a malignant bone tumor in the mandibule jaw?

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In brief: Rare

Malignancies of the jaws are uncommon.
The most common is multiple myeloma (usually 50-70 years), but some tumors, like osteosarcoma and ewing sarcoma are more likely in children (<20 years). No matter -- they are very rare in most groups. There are some differences between the mandible and maxilla, but they are really not that significant.

In brief: Rare

Malignancies of the jaws are uncommon.
The most common is multiple myeloma (usually 50-70 years), but some tumors, like osteosarcoma and ewing sarcoma are more likely in children (<20 years). No matter -- they are very rare in most groups. There are some differences between the mandible and maxilla, but they are really not that significant.
Dr. Lester Thompson
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Dr. Majid Jamali
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Malignant tumor

Slim! metastatic lesions to the jaw can occur as well mainly from breasts, lungs.
However, there are some benign tumors that are very aggressive and cause severe damage to the jaw.

In brief: Malignant tumor

Slim! metastatic lesions to the jaw can occur as well mainly from breasts, lungs.
However, there are some benign tumors that are very aggressive and cause severe damage to the jaw.
Dr. Majid Jamali
Dr. Majid Jamali
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