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How can osteosarcoma affect a person?
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees
In brief: In many ways
Osteosarcoma is a primary cancer of the bone.
It occurs primarily in the long bones and is usually associated with pain that ocurrs after a seemingly simple injury or pain that does not seem to subside after a normal period of time. A simple xray will dtect abnormal bone formation. A biopsy is needed to confirm and then surgery to remove it and possibly chemotherapy.

In brief: In many ways
Osteosarcoma is a primary cancer of the bone.
It occurs primarily in the long bones and is usually associated with pain that ocurrs after a seemingly simple injury or pain that does not seem to subside after a normal period of time. A simple xray will dtect abnormal bone formation. A biopsy is needed to confirm and then surgery to remove it and possibly chemotherapy.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Paul Dorio
Radiology
In brief: Depends
"patients with localized osteosarcoma undergoing surgery and chemotherapy have a 5-year overall survival (os) of 65% to 70%.
" see: http://www.Webmd.Com/cancer/tc/ncicdr0000062698-localized-osteosarcomamalignant-fibrous-histiocytoma-of-bone.

In brief: Depends
"patients with localized osteosarcoma undergoing surgery and chemotherapy have a 5-year overall survival (os) of 65% to 70%.
" see: http://www.Webmd.Com/cancer/tc/ncicdr0000062698-localized-osteosarcomamalignant-fibrous-histiocytoma-of-bone.
Dr. Paul Dorio
Dr. Paul Dorio
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