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Bone Tumor

A Bone Tumor (pronunciation: /boʊn ˈtjuːmər/) is a neoplastic growth of tissue in bone. Abnormal growths found in the bone can be either benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous).


The term "Bone Tumor" is derived from the Latin words 'os' meaning bone and 'tumor' meaning swelling.

Types of Bone Tumors

There are several types of bone tumors. These include:

  • Osteosarcoma: This is the most common type of bone cancer. It often occurs in the long bones of the body such as the arms and legs.
  • Chondrosarcoma: This type of bone cancer occurs in the cartilage cells.
  • Ewing's Sarcoma: This is a rare type of bone cancer that often occurs in children and young adults.
  • Fibrosarcoma: This type of bone cancer usually occurs in the soft tissue around the bones.


Symptoms of a bone tumor can vary greatly depending on the size and location of the tumor. Common symptoms include:

  • Pain in the affected bone
  • Swelling or a lump in the area of the tumor
  • Fractures that occur with minor injury or for no apparent reason


Diagnosis of a bone tumor typically involves a combination of medical history, physical examination, imaging tests such as X-ray, CT scan, MRI, and a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis.


Treatment for a bone tumor depends on the type, size, and location of the tumor, as well as the patient's overall health. Treatment options may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or a combination of these treatments.


The prognosis for a bone tumor depends on various factors including the type and stage of the tumor, the patient's overall health, and the effectiveness of the treatment.

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