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Treatment Options

Osteosarcoma treatment options vary based on:
  • Whether the cancer is localized, metastatic, or recurrent (see Osteosarcoma Stages)
  • Where the tumor is located
  • The person's age and general health.
In general, treatment for osteosarcoma can include:
  • Surgery
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • A combination of these.
People should work with their doctors to develop a treatment plan that meets their medical needs and personal values. Choosing the most appropriate treatment is a decision that ideally involves the affected person, the family, and the healthcare team.
(Click Osteosarcoma Treatment for more information.)

Prognosis With Osteosarcoma

A person's prognosis with osteosarcoma will depend on factors such as:
  • The size and location of the tumor
  • Whether the cancer is localized, metastatic, or recurrent
  • How long the person has had symptoms
  • How much of the cancer is taken out by surgery or killed by chemotherapy
  • Blood test results (and results of other tests)
  • The person's age and general health.
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