Cancer of the Bone Types
The two types of bone cancer include:
Cancer of the Bone Primary
Primary bone cancer arises directly from the bone cells. These tumors are quite rare, representing less than 1% of all cancers. Multiple myeloma is the most common form of primary bone cancer.
There are several other, even less common types of primary bone cancer:
- Cancer of the cartilage of large bones
- Affect the very young and old.
- Ewing's sarcoma:
- Cancer of the connective tissue around larger bones.
- Affects children, teens, and those in their early twenties
- Cancer of the fibrous tissue of the bone, nerves, and the tissues around muscles.
- Cancer of the cells of the bone.
- Mainly occurs in the leg bones of teens and young adults
Cancer of the Bone Secondary
Secondary bone cancer forms when cancer cells spread to the bone from another organ. Cancer that spreads from one organ to another is also called malignant cancer.
Common cancers that spread to the bone include:
Continue to Cancer of the Bone Anatomy
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