Featured Bone Cancer Articles
Descriptions of Featured Bone Cancer Articles
There are a few different types of bone cancer, including osteosarcoma and Ewing's sarcoma. This eMedTV selection provides an in-depth look at bone cancer, including its risk factors, symptoms, treatment options, and more.
Osteosarcoma is a form of bone cancer that most often affects children and young adults. This eMedTV segment offers an overview of this condition, including information about its symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and more.
Bone Cancer Symptoms
Possible bone cancer symptoms include anemia, pain, fatigue, and joint tenderness. This eMedTV page discusses signs and symptoms of bone cancer in detail and serves as a reminder that potential symptoms do not mean that a person definitely has cancer.
Bone Cancer Treatment
As this eMedTV segment explains, the most common treatment for bone cancer is surgery, although chemotherapy and radiation therapy may be used as well. This article looks at these and other treatment options for this condition.
Alternative Bone Cancer Treatment
As this eMedTV segment explains, there are several alternative treatments for bone cancer, such as acupuncture and herbal products. This article examines these alternative treatments in detail, including questions to ask your healthcare provider.
Causes of Bone Cancer
As this eMedTV segment explains, the causes of bone cancer are still unknown. However, certain factors can increase a person's chances of developing it. This Web page explores these risk factors for bone cancer, such as a family history of cancer.
Bone Cancer Pain
Unfortunately, pain is a common occurrence for patients with bone cancer. As this eMedTV page explains, pain medication, radiation, nerve blocks, or even acupuncture are some of the techniques used to manage this pain.
Bone Cancer Prognosis
With a bone cancer prognosis, a doctor considers the usual course and outcome based on hundreds of other patients. But, as this eMedTV page explains, a bone cancer prognosis is only a prediction and is affected by the cancer's location and stage.
Pain, broken bones, fatigue, fever, and weight loss are common osteosarcoma symptoms. This eMedTV article describes several other signs and symptoms of osteosarcoma, such as swelling, tenderness, or stiffness in the affected area.
Types of Bone Cancer
As this eMedTV segment explains, bone cancer can be either benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous). This article talks about the different forms of the disease, including primary and secondary types of bone cancer.
Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma
Malignant fibrous histiocytoma is characterized by a tumor developing in soft tissue or bone. This eMedTV article offers a detailed overview of this rare condition, with information about its symptoms, treatment options, prognosis, and more.
For people with osteosarcoma, treatment options may include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. This eMedTV segment reviews these different options in detail and discusses second opinions, side effects, and follow-up care.
Bone Cancer Diagnosis
As this eMedTV page explains, a diagnosis of bone cancer is made through a process involving a physical exam, specific tests, and other procedures. This article explains the items used to make a diagnosis, such as imaging scans, biopsies, and blood tests.
Bone Cancer Research
As this eMedTV page explains, research trials on bone cancer are aimed at providing new treatment methods or combining current ones to better help patients. This article looks at the current research being done on this disease.
Bone Cancer Surgery
Bone cancer surgery, the treatment of choice for many patients with the condition, can involve amputation or limb-sparing surgery. This eMedTV segment explains the types of bone cancer surgery in detail, including the impact on survival rates.
Prognosis for Osteosarcoma
Factors that affect the prognosis for osteosarcoma patients include the size and location of the cancer. This eMedTV resource discusses other factors that may affect an osteosarcoma prognosis (such as the patient's age and general health).
Bone Cancer Statistics
From 1998-2002, bone cancer statistics indicate that the age-adjusted bone cancer death rate was 0.4 per 100,000 men and women per year. This eMedTV article includes other bone cancer statistics on stage, survival rates, and more.
Bone Cancer Survival Rate
The bone cancer survival rate measures how many people are still alive 5 years after their diagnosis, even if still receiving treatment. This eMedTV article provides statistics regarding the bone cancer survival rate by race, stage, and more.
Bone Cancer Prevention
Can bone cancer be prevented? Research scientists have not yet identified any methods of bone cancer prevention. But, as this eMedTV page explains, avoiding risk factors and living a healthy lifestyle may be all the bone cancer prevention you need.
Ewing's Sarcoma Symptoms
This eMedTV segment deals with the signs and symptoms of Ewing's sarcoma, the most common of which is pain. Other symptoms are also listed, such as swelling, tenderness, or stiffness in the affected area.