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Tumor of the Bone Overview

Another name for Tumor of the Bone is Bone Tumor.

What is a bone tumor?
A person with a bone tumor has a benign growth of cells within the bone that forms a mass. Benign tumors are not cancerous because they do not spread to other areas of the body.

What are the symptoms of a bone tumor?
Symptoms of a bone tumor depends on the location of the tumor and may include bone pain, leg pain, knee pain, arm pain, and swelling overlying the affected bone.

How does the doctor treat a bone tumor?
Most benign bone tumors are treated with surgery or splints to protect the bone.

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Last Updated: Feb 6, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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