Bone cancer

Information on bone cancer, the different types and its treatment, from Cancer Research UK.

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  • Osteosarcoma: Key links

    According to CanTeen, Osteosarcoma is a type of cancerous tumour that starts in the bone (called a primary bone cancer). It is more common in teenagers as it usually develops in growing bones. General information  Bone tumours in children and teenagers – Cancer Australia: Overview of symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and support. Osteosarcoma and malignant fibrous histiocytoma of bone treatment – National Cancer Institute: Detailed overview of treatment options.  Podcasts  Bone tumours in children and young adults – Ewing’s sarcoma and osteosarcoma – Dr Geoff McCowage: Podcast about investigations and treatment. Bone tumours in children and young adults – Treatment of […]

  • Sarcoma: Key links

    According to Cancer Council, sarcomas are bone and soft tissue tumours. There are a number of different types including osteosarcoma, which affects cells that grow bone tissue, chondrosarcoma, which grows in the cartilage and Ewing’s sarcoma, which affects cells in the bone or soft tissue that multiply rapidly. General information  Childhood soft tissue sarcoma treatment – National Cancer Institute: Detailed overview of treatment. Ewing’s sarcoma – CanTeen: Overview of Ewing’s sarcoma including symptoms and treatment.  Podcasts  Bone tumours in children and young adults – Ewing’s sarcoma and osteosarcoma – De Geoff McCowage: Podcast about investigations and treatment. Bone tumours in […]

  • Bone tumours in children and teenagers

    Cancer Australia gives an overview of bone tumours in children and teenagers. The web page says, “Bone tumours occur when abnormal cells in the bones grow in an uncontrolled way. There are 2 main types of bone tumours in children: Osteosarcoma forms from cells called osteoblasts. It usually develops at the ends of the long bones, such as the arms or legs. Ewing sarcoma (also called Ewing family of tumours) forms from a type of stem cell in the bone marrow. It can form in the bones of the arms, legs, hands, feet, spine, skull, ribs, shoulder blades or hips. Ewing sarcomas can also […]

  • Paediatric Myelodysplastic Syndrome

    This article from Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center in the US provides an overview of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). MDS is a rare disease that develops in the bone marrow. There are different types of MDS in children, and this article will tell you more about: What is myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)? What causes MDS? What are the different types of MDS? What are the symptoms of MDS? How do you diagnose MDS? How do you treat MDS in children? What is the prognosis for a child with MDS? What is the long-term outlook? What is the latest research on […]

  • So Fia

    Sophia was a teenager when she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. On her YouTube channel, she shares her treatment journey and provides life updates to raise awareness of childhood cancer.

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