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Bone Cancer Types

There are eight types of bone cancer.

1. Osteosarcoma or Osteogenic Sarcoma is the most common type of primary bone cancer and develops at the end of the bone (more often in the knee, upper arm and upper leg bones) where new bone tissue forms. Osteosarcoma is a cancer of the bone itself, and is more common in children and young adults (with ages between 10 and 25-30) and in males.

2. Chondrosarcoma is the second most common type of primary bone cancer and develops in the cartilage tissue. This type of cancer is common in adults over 50 and develops in the cartilage tissue from the pelvis, upper leg, and shoulder bone.

3. Ewing's Sarcoma is a type of primary bone cancer that develops in the immature nerve tissue from the middle part of the bones. Usually, it affects the bones from the pelvic area, upper leg, ribs and arms. It is more common in children and young adults.

4. Malignant fibrous histiocytoma is a rare type of cancer that develops in bones. Usually, it occurs in soft tissues like ligaments, tendons, or muscles. This cancer is common in middle age adults and old people, and usually, develops in the leg and arm bones. Malignant fibrous histiocytoma is a progressive form of cancer that often spread to lungs and lymph nodes.

5. Fibrosarcomas is another rare type of bone cancer that usually develops in the soft tissues. It is common in middle-aged adults and older people, and primarily affects the leg, arm and jaw bones.

6. Giant cell tumors is another type of primary bone cancer that displays benign and malignant tumors. This type of cancer often develops as benign tumors in leg and arm bones. It is more common in young and middle-age adults. Less than 10 percent of the giant cell tumors are malignant. Malignant tumors undergo a progressive evolution and can spread to other organs. When surgically removed, the tumors reoccur and become more likely to spread to other areas of the body.

 

7. Adamantinomas is a type of primary bone cancer that develops in the shin bone.

8. Chordoma is a type of primary bone cancer that develops in the skull and/or spine bones, and is more common in adults over 30 and in males. This type of cancer undergoes a slow evolution, and usually does not spread to other organs (but when it does spread, it affects the lymph nodes, the lungs, or the liver). It can reoccur when it is not completely eliminated through treatment.

See Also:
Bone Cancer: Introduction & Pictures
Bone Cancer: Types
Bone Cancer: Causes & Risk Factors
Bone Cancer: Signs & Symptoms
Bone Cancer: Stages
Bone Cancer: Medical Tests & Diagnosis
Bone Cancer: Treatment Options
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Article by Alina Morrow, MS
Medical Writer
OmniMedicalSearch.com

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