Bone cancer - Definition


Bone cancer is most often due to the progression of metastasis from a primary cancer, especially of the breast, kidney, thyroid, lung, and prostate. More rarely, it can be a primary cancer that mainly affects children and adolescents, and rarely adults. Cancer in children and adults are not the same: in children, it is called osteosarcoma and Ewing's sarcoma; in adults it is called chondrosarcoma, primary bone lymphoma, and plasmacytoma. The diagnosis is made mostly using radiography and, depending on the type of tumor, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, or surgery are recommended.
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