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Sarcoma, Bone Cancer

Sarcoma, Bone Cancer Causes

Causes of primary bone cancers are not known, but the disease may have hereditary componetns.

Sarcoma, Bone Cancer Definition

Sarcoma is one form of primary bone cancer that primarily results in immature tissue in bone marrow. It is also called Ewing's sarcoma, which often occur in children, adolescents, and young adults, from 10 to 20 years old.

Sarcoma, Bone Cancer Diagnosis

If bone cancer is suspected, the doctor takes the patient's medical history and performs a physical examination. Patients also undergo tests such as X-rays, computerized tomography scans, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, bone scan, and examination of a tissue sample.

Sarcoma, Bone Cancer Symptoms and Signs

Bone cancer patients usually feel pain in the affected bone. They may have weak bones that easily fracture, swelled and tender joints, fatigue, fever, unintended weight loss, and anemia.

Sarcoma, Bone Cancer Treatment

Bone cancer is typically treated through surgery. But since Ewing's sarcoma tend to rapidly metastasize, the patient may also undergo chemotherapy with multiple drugs and radiation therapy

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