A Brief Note On The Common Type Of Bone Cancer

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Osteosarcoma Osteosarcoma is the most common type of bone cancer. Approximately 800 new cases of this disease are diagnosed in the United States every year and about 400 of these are in children and teens (American Society). This type of bone cancer commonly affects adolescents and young adults, but is not limited to this age range. This cancer occurs about twice as often in males than females. This illness can undoubtedly emerge in any bone but most of the times it occurs in long bones before possibly spreading to others areas of the body. The negative impact that Osteosarcoma has on patient’s life is not different from other cancer patients. It is important to inform others about what Osteosarcoma is, how it is diagnosed and treated, and explain organization and research being done in order to create better awareness about this condition because it is life threatening.
Osteosarcoma is a frequent primary malignant cancerous tumor of the skeleton characterized by the direct formation of immature bone or how it arises in the osteoid tissue in the bone (Picci). This type of bone cancer develops in the osteoblasts cells in normal bone. It begins in the bones but it can sometimes spread to other areas of the body including organs, such as lungs, and bones. Osteosarcoma unfolds in areas where the bone is growing fast because of the uncontrolled growth of the cells in the bone. “In fact Scientist have not discovered the causes of most cases of osteosarcoma” (Ryan). This is a…
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