What causes bone cancer?

Causes of bone cancer. No one knows exactly what causes bone cancer, but research is ongoing. But there are some things that increase your chances of getting bone cancer.


• Previous treatment with radiotherapy. If you have had a lot of radiotherapy for cancer in the past, you have a slightly increased risk of getting bone cancer in that area.
• Paget's disease. This bone disease gradually deforms your bones, causing pain and fractures. Having Paget's disease for a long time increases your risk of developing bone cancer
• Having a previous benign bone tumour. If you have had a benign (non-spreading) type of bone cancer, you are more likely to develop chondrosarcoma.
Retinoblastoma. Inheriting the gene that causes this rare type of eye cancer also makes you more likely to develop osteosarcoma.
• Having certain other rare inherited conditions, such as Li-Fraumeni syndrome, can increase your risk of developing bone cancer.
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Related Questions

What causes bone cancer and what can I do to prevent myself from getting it?

No prevention. The most common bone tumors are metastic from cancers elsewhere. Primary bone tumors are rare. There are different kinds. Don't smoke. Read more...

Can fluoride cause bone cancer?

No. Excess Fluoride intake can cause skeletal fluorosis and weakening of the bones, despite a dense appearance on x-ray. Unless the Fluoride intake is radioactive, there is no known association between Fluoride and bone cancer. Read more...
No. There is no link between Fluoride and any kind of cancer. You can research this online through the american cancer society at www.Cancer.Org. Read more...
Yes, if kids exposed. The research is conflicting. An excellent 2006 study found over 5x the risk of osteosarcoma, a serious bone cancer, in boys who drank fluoridated water in their 6th-8th years. A 2011 study found no association but has serious methodological flaws. I believe the 2006 study was accurate. See http://www.Prnewswire.Com/news-releases/new-study-fails-to-refute-fluoride-osteosarcoma-link-126600993.Html. Read more...
NO. This is a myth. Despite lots of fear mongering there are no actuall studies that show a link between Fluoride and cancer. In the one and only study that showed cancer developing in male rats, the rats had been exposed to a virus that causes cancer in rats as well as exposed high Fluoride levels. Only rats with the virus developed cancer. None of the rats only exposed to Fluoride developed cancer. Read more...

Can hyperparathyroidism cause any type of bone cancer?

No but... It will predictably produce areas where the bone is destroyed, if untreated. These mimic cancer. And a bone cancer, either primary or metastsatic, can often raise serum calcium and be mistaken at first for hyperparathyroidism. Read more...

Please tell me, could a cyst in the liver cause bone cancer?

No, no connection. There is no link between liver cysts and bone cancers which typically do not spread to the liver(often spread only to the lungs). Read more...

What are the symptoms of bone cancer? I have a hard immobile lump on the back of my head, what could have caused it? Is it normal to have a hard lump?

May be just a cyst. I see a lot of these. The vast majority are just benign cysts, especially in young adults. If it grows or bothers you, that's enough reason to get it removed. Read more...

Rdw 14.4 mpv 7.3 PLT normal 281.0.... Does this cause concern? Could it be bone cancer or leukemia?

Not concerned. If these are the only values that are a bit removed from the reference range, i would not be at all concerned, though it might be an alert to mild iron deficiency that has not yet produced anemia. Read more...
Highly unlikely. From the limited information provided leukemia or bone cancer would be highly unlikely. Obviously one would need to see a more extended workup to rule these things out. Read more...