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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.
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.
Article by Alina Morrow, MS
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