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.
Paget's Disease Paget's disease of bone is a disorder in which there is an excessive amount of bone resorption followed by a more excessive amount of new bone formation. The causes of this bone disorder are unknown, and most people with Paget's disease have no symptoms. Treatment aims to relive pain and reduce the amount of bone turnover.
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