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Diseases » Bone cancer » Summary
 

What is Bone cancer?

What is Bone cancer?

  • Bone cancer: Malignancy that occurs in the bone.

Bone cancer is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Bone cancer, or a subtype of Bone cancer, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Bone cancer: Introduction

Types of Bone cancer:

Types of Bone cancer:

Broader types of Bone cancer:

How many people get Bone cancer?

Incidence (annual) of Bone cancer: 2,400 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate: bones and joints)
Incidence Rate of Bone cancer: approx 1 in 113,333 or 0.00% or 2,400 people in USA [about data]

How serious is Bone cancer?

Complications of Bone cancer: see complications of Bone cancer
Deaths for Bone cancer: 1,300 estimated deaths for bone/joint cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)

What causes Bone cancer?

Causes of Bone cancer: see causes of Bone cancer
Risk factors for Bone cancer: see risk factors for Bone cancer

What are the symptoms of Bone cancer?

Symptoms of Bone cancer: see symptoms of Bone cancer

Complications of Bone cancer: see complications of Bone cancer

Can anyone else get Bone cancer?

Contagion of cancer: generally not; see details in contagion of cancer.

Bone cancer: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Bone cancer.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Bone cancer.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Bone cancer: see treatments for Bone cancer
Alternative treatments for Bone cancer: see alternative treatments for Bone cancer
Research for Bone cancer: see research for Bone cancer

Society issues for Bone cancer


Hospitalization statistics for Bone cancer: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Bone cancer:

  • 0.04% (5,643) of hospital episodes were for malignant neoplasm of bone and articular cartilage in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 94% of hospital consultations for malignant neoplasm of bone and articular cartilage required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 55% of hospital episodes for malignant neoplasm of bone and articular cartilage were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 45% of hospital episodes for malignant neoplasm of bone and articular cartilage were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Bone cancer:

Organs and body systems related to Bone cancer include:

Name and Aliases of Bone cancer

Main name of condition: Bone cancer

Class of Condition for Bone cancer: cancer

Other names or spellings for Bone cancer:

Cancer of the bone, Osteosarcoma

Bone cancer: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Bone cancer:

 

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