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What is the difference between osteosarcoma and osteochondroma?
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Dr. Robert Warner
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Sarcs are malignant
Osteosarcoma is a cancer starting in bones, most commonly in children/young adults, while osteochondroma is a non-cancerous bony spur, most often occuring in teenagers.
Osteochondromas usually need no treatment and are only followed, while osteosarcomas require agressive treatment, often including chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery; the prognosis has improved a great deal recently.

In brief: Sarcs are malignant
Osteosarcoma is a cancer starting in bones, most commonly in children/young adults, while osteochondroma is a non-cancerous bony spur, most often occuring in teenagers.
Osteochondromas usually need no treatment and are only followed, while osteosarcomas require agressive treatment, often including chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery; the prognosis has improved a great deal recently.
Dr. Robert Warner
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Cancer
Osteosarcoma is a malignant (cancerous) tumor of bone.
Osteochondroma is a type of benign tumor, usually occurring in bones near joints. Though benign, osteochondromas can lead to disfigurement and pain and may require surgical removal.

In brief: Cancer
Osteosarcoma is a malignant (cancerous) tumor of bone.
Osteochondroma is a type of benign tumor, usually occurring in bones near joints. Though benign, osteochondromas can lead to disfigurement and pain and may require surgical removal.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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