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Better Bone Health

f you are experiencing bone pain from multiple myeloma, or want to know about bone metastases that can occur in almost any cancer including breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, thyroid cancer, kidney cancer, and colon cancer, visit BetterBoneHealth.com.

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Bone Disorders Giant Cell Tumor

What is a Giant Cell Tumor? A giant cell tumor is one that is made up of a large number of benign (non-cancerous) cells that form an aggressive tumor - usually near the end of the bone near a joint. The location of a giant cell tumor is often in the knee, but can also involve the bones of the arms and the legs, or the flat bones such as the sternum (breastbone) or pelvis. Giant cell tumors most often occur when skeletal bone growth is complete. They are most prevalent after age 20 and are rare after age 55. It is rare, but these tumors can occur in children. At any age, they are more commonly seen in females than males. Loyola University

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Giant Cell Tumor of Bone

AAOS Fact sheet Giant cell tumor of bone (GCT) is a rare, aggressive non-cancerous (benign) tumor. It generally occurs in adults aged 20 to 40. GCT is very rarely seen in children or in adults over age 65. Giant cell tumors are named for the way they look under the microscope-many "giant cells" are seen. They are formed by fusion of several individual cells into a single, larger complex. Many bone tumors and other conditions (including normal bone) contain giant cells; GCT is given its characteristic appearance by the constant finding of a large number of these cells existing in a typical background. Most bone tumors occur in the flared portion near the ends of long bone (metaphysis), but GCT occurs almost exclusively in the end portion of long bones next to the joints (epiphysis). In rare cases, this tumor may spread to the lungs. Robert Quinn, MD (n) Author Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery & Director of Orthopedic Oncology, University of New Mexico School of Medicine J. Sybil Biermann, MD (*) Physician Reviewer Associate Professor, University of Michigan Department of Orthopaedics, Ann Arbor MI Nancy Fehr (*) Medical Editor Patient education specialist, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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Limb Salvage

Definition Limb salvage surgery is a type of surgery primarily performed to remove bone and soft-tissue cancers occurring in limbs in order to avoid amputation. Encyclopedia of Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Caregivers

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Metastatic Tumors In Bone

rovides an overview, facts and stastistics related to metastatic bone cancer. Includes links to breast, lung and kidney cancer sites because these cancers are most likely to metastasize to the bone. Includes treatment goals.

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Uncameral Bone Cyst

Description A unicameral (simple) bone cyst is a cavity found within a bone that is filled with straw colored fluid. It is a benign condition (non-cancerous). Unicameral bone cysts (UBC) are usually found in patients younger than 20 years of age. UBCs occur in one bone, in one location. The location of the cysts tends to be in the upper arm (proximal humerus) or thighbone (proximal femur). Less common locations include the pelvis, ankle (talus) or heel (calcaneus). AAOS Patient Information

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Bonetumor.org

A complete on-line bone tumor resource. Includes information on tumors by name and surgical procedures.

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CancerNet- Types of Cancer

CancerNet: Types of Cancer includes Bone Cancer

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Detailed Guide- Osteosarcoma

Comprehensive bone cancer guide including detailed description, statistics, causes, factors, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and additional resources (web sites, organizations, articles, etc.)

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General Information about Clinical Trials

Fact sheet on what clincial trials are and the types of clinical trials.

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Sarcoma.Net

Sarcoma.Net was founded to help patients, their loved ones, and health care professionals access sarcoma-specific information that will be understandable, useful, fair, and unbiased.

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What is Sarcoma

Brief descriptions of different kinds of sarcomas, including bone cancers

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