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Bone Cancer (cont.)

Bone Cancer Follow-up

Follow-up with your physician following a diagnosis and treatment of bone cancer is very important. You will likely have routine appointments and imaging and laboratory studies to look for any recurrence of the cancer. Any change in your symptoms should prompt a visit with your physician for evaluation.

Bone Cancer Prevention

At this time, there are no specific methods of prevention of bone cancer.

Bone Cancer Prognosis

The outlook for patients with bone cancer is improving. Many recent advancements in the early diagnosis and treatment options are improving the survival rates from these cancers. Improved surgical options have decreased the need for amputation in some cases. Improved chemotherapy and radiation therapy have also decreased the related side effects of these treatments.

Support Groups and Counseling

Cancer Survivors Network
http://www.acscsn.org

Medically reviewed by Jay B. Zatzkin, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Medical Oncology

REFERENCES:

Bielack, S.S., D. Carrle, J. Hardes, A. Schuck, and M. Paulussen. "Bone Tumors in Adolescents and Young Adults." Curr Treat Options Oncol 9.1 Feb. 2008: 67-80.

Weber, K., T.A. Damron, F.J. Frassica, and F.H. Sim. "Malignant Bone Tumors." Instr Course Lect 57 (2008): 673-688.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/23/2016

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