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Osteosarcoma

Osteosarcoma

Last Reviewed : 12/24/2020
Osteosarcoma

Osteosarcoma is a disease in which cancer cells are found in the bone. It is the most frequent type of bone tumour and is most common between the ages of 10 to 25. In most cases it is found in the bones around the knee. It is usually located in the growing ends of the bone (metaphysis). It is sometimes also called "osteogenic sarcoma" which literally means a bone forming cancer.

The most common early signs of osteosarcoma are pain and swelling. Like other sarcomas, osteosarcoma can spread to other parts of the body. Even when the tumour is detected at a very small size, there may be microscopic spread. For this reason, osteosarcoma always requires treatment to the whole body. This treatment includes chemotherapy. Chemotherapy is intended to destroy the tumour cells which have spread to the rest of the body and to shrink the main mass of tumour cells. Successful treatment also requires another form of treatment to the main mass of tumour. This is usually surgery to remove the main tumour.

We researched this topic for you and found the following best online resources. They are categorized into basic, advanced, and research level based on the extent of information you need. You will be taken to the respective websites by pressing on the links below.

 

Basic information:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmht0024887/ - ncbi

https://www.stjude.org/disease/osteosarcoma-2.html

http://www.cancerindex.org/ccw/faq/osteo.htm - faqs

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/osteosarcoma/home/ovc-20180711 - osteosarcoma

https://www.mdanderson.org/cancer-types/childhood-osteosarcoma.html

http://www.macmillan.org.uk/cancerinformation/cancertypes/childrenscancers/typesofchildrenscancers/osteosarcoma.aspx

http://www.webmd.com/cancer/what-is-osteosarcoma - wedmd

http://www.uchicagokidshospital.org/specialties/cancer/sarcoma/osteosarcoma/

http://www.choa.org/child-health-glossary/o/os/osteosarcoma

http://www.curesarcoma.org/patient-resources/sarcoma-subtypes/osteosarcoma/ - sarcoma foundation of america

https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/childrens-hospital/hemonc/bone-tumors.aspx

 

 

Advanced information:

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1256857-overview#a5– medscape

http://radiopaedia.org/articles/osteosarcoma

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/osteosarcoma/detailedguide/osteosarcoma-what-is-osteosarcoma - american cancer society

http://www.tumorsurgery.org/tumor-education/bone-tumors/types-of-bone-tumors/osteosarcoma-conventional.aspx - james c. wittig

http://www.orthobullets.com/pathology/8014/intramedullary-osteosarcoma

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0315/p1123.html - osteosarcoma: a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment

http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/boneosteosarcomageneral.html - pathology

http://www.bonetumor.org/tumors-bone/parosteal-osteosarcoma

http://www.omim.org/entry/259500 - osteogenic sarcoma

http://www.physio-pedia.com/osteosarcoma

 

 

 

Research:

http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/7/317/317ra197- rankl blockade prevents and treats aggressive osteosarcomas

http://fluoridealert.org/studies/cancer05/

http://www.dovemed.com/osteosarcoma-arising-in-pag...

 

 

News:

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/carey-lander-dies-what-is-osteosarcoma-what-are-the-symptoms-how-is-it-treated-a6690481.html

http://www.news-medical.net/health/osteosarcoma-prognosis.aspx

http://www.hngn.com/articles/181658/20160223/osteosarcoma-new-study-reveals-method-turning-cancer.htm

 

 

Related topics:

http://www.wearethecure.org/osteosarcoma - national canine cancer foundation

http://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/musculoskeletal/c_multi_osteosarcoma

http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2015/08/02/osteosarcoma-dogs.aspx - don't ignore the early warning signs of this aggressive cancer

 

 

 

 

Other articles:

http://oncology.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2118567 – jama oncology

http://journals.lww.com/jaaos/fulltext/2009/08000/osteosarcoma.5.aspx - aaos

http://ojrd.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1750-1172-2-6 - orphanet journal of rare diseases

http://www.charlesloopsdvm.com/articles/osteosarcoma-1

http://teenslivingwithcancer.org/cancer-facts/what-is-cancer/osteosarcoma/

http://www.ctu.mrc.ac.uk/euramos/

 

 

Other helpful resources:

http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/cancer-osteosarcoma.html -

http://.org/about-osteosarcoma - for childrens cancer

http://www.bcrt.org.uk/ - bone cancer research trust

http://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/osteosarcoma-childhood

https://www.macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/bone-cancer/understanding-cancer/types-of-bone-cancer/osteosarcoma.html

http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/bone/treatment/osteosarcoma/?region=qc

 

 

 

 

 

Related videos:

http://www.cancercenter.com/video/cancer-types/medanim/osteosarcoma/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgiav5p5d6o - a whole new life after osteosarcoma surgery

www.mdanderson.org/patient-and...osteosarcoma/videos.../index.html

 

 

Presentations/quiz/newspaper articles:

 

http://rrcus.org/rhodesianridgebackhealth/documents-pdfs/osteosarcoma.pdf

http://abcnews.go.com/topics/lifestyle/health/osteosarcoma.htm

www.slideshare.net/vidyaveer/osteosarcoma-ppt-34022546

www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/ac/01/slides/3756s1_04_link.ppt

http://journals.lww.com/jaaos/fulltext/2009/08000/osteosarcoma.5.aspx - aaos


 

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