Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Metastatic Bone Cancer 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:

  • Chondrosarcoma:
    • 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
  • Fibrosarcoma:
    • Cancer of the fibrous tissue of the bone, nerves, and the tissues around muscles.
  • Osteosarcoma:
    • Cancer of the cells of the bone.
    • Mainly occurs in the leg bones of teens and young adults

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Last Updated: Dec 2, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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