bone cancer

Chondroblastic osteosarcoma

What is chondroblastic osteosarcoma? Chondroblastic osteosarcoma is a type of bone cancer. This type of cancer can start in any bone in the body, however, most are found in the long bones of the arms and legs. The jaws are also commonly involved. This type of cancer affects both children and older adults. What does …
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Conventional chondrosarcoma

What is conventional chondrosarcoma? Conventional chondrosarcoma is a type of cancer made up of cartilage. This kind of tumour can start within a bone or any other part of the body where cartilage is normally found. The most common locations for this tumour are the spine and pelvis. Non-bone sites of origin include the larynx. …
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Central atypical cartilaginous tumour

What is a central atypical cartilaginous tumour? A central atypical cartilaginous tumour (ACT) is a type of bone cancer. The tumour is called “cartilaginous” because it is made up of cartilage-producing cells. Cartilage is a type of connective tissue normally found throughout the body. These tumours start on the inside of a bone in a …
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Ewing sarcoma

What is Ewing sarcoma? Ewing sarcoma is a type of cancer. It is part of a category of diseases called Ewing family of tumours (EFTs) which also includes peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumour (PNET). Ewing sarcoma typically occurs in teenagers and young adults. The tumour can start in a bone or in the deep soft tissue such …
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Ewing family of tumours

What are the Ewing family of tumours? Ewing family of tumours (EFTs) is a category of disease that includes several related cancers such as Ewing sarcoma and peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumour (PNET). All of the cancers in the EFTs are part of a larger group of cancers called sarcomas. Ewing family of tumour (EFT) typically …
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Osteosarcoma

What is osteosarcoma? Osteosarcoma is a type of bone cancer and the most common type of sarcoma to develop in a bone. Osteosarcomas more commonly affect teenagers but it can also affect adults. The most common site for osteosarcoma is the long bone of the thigh. Pathologists divide osteosarcomas into histologic types based on how …
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