Bone Cancer Topic Guide
Bone Cancer: Bone cancer is a malignant bone tumor. There are several types of bone cancer, including osteosarcoma, Ewing's sarcoma, chondrosarcoma, malignant fibrous histiocytoma, fibrosarcoma, and chordoma. Symptoms and signs include pain, fracture, a lump or mass over the bone, fever, chills, anemia, and weight loss. Advancements in early diagnosis and treatment options have improved bone cancer prognosis. Though treatment for bone cancer depends upon the tumor location, cancer stage, and type of cancer, treatment usually includes surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.
X-Rays X-Rays are a form of radiation used to image solid forms inside the body. X-rays are administered by radiologists for many different routine tests, such as mammograms, checking for broken bones, upper GI series, and dental exams, among others. Radiologists carefully monitor the X-ray equipment to make sure the patient receives the smallest dose of radiation possible.
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