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Causes and Risk Factors for Bone Cancer
Although doctors do not know the exact causes of bone cancer, medical research has identified a number of factors that may place a person at increased risk for bone cancer.
Age: Bone cancers are more common in children and young adults when bones grow rapidly.
Previous medical procedures and treatments:
Exposure to radioactive materials: Radium and strontium are two radioactive materials which increase the risk for bone cancer because during the exposure, these minerals can build up in the bones and lead to cancerous cells to develop.
Article by Alina Morrow, MS
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