Bone Cancer Facts
Bone cancer is a malignant tumor of the bone that destroys normal bone cells. Primary bone cancer is rare and accounts for less than 1% of all new cancers. The majority of people who have cancer in their bones develop this from a spread, also known as a metastasis, from another cancer from elsewhere in their body. Bone cancer refers to the cases in which the cancer starts in the bone cells and does not include cancers that have spread to the bones.
Bone cancer is most common in children and adolescents. It is less common in older adults. There are several different types of bone cancer, and they can occur in any of the bones.
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